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2011 January


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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande
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A New York Times Bestseller In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet... (read more)

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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
by Kathryn Schulz
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“Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.”—Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New PlanetIn the tradition of The Wisdom of... (read more)

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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfathers painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance... (read more)

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Philosopher and Wolf (09 Edition)
Philosopher and Wolf (09 Edition)
by Mark Rowlands
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This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Breinin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to... (read more)

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How to Cook the Perfect Day
How to Cook the Perfect Day
by Nikki McClure
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Equal parts art book and recipe collection, this darling volume is everything you'd expect from the lovely Nikki McClure. Featuring her iconic paper-cut illustrations along with simple recipes, the artist's rendition of her "perfect food day" will... (read more)

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
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Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she... (read more)

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Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
by Michael Korda
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Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile—including his blond, sun... (read more)

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NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children
NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children
by Po Bronson
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One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors... (read more)

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Lost Gate (Mither Mages #1)
Lost Gate (Mither Mages #1)
by Orson Scott Card
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The action-filled opener in an exciting new series about a group of mages exiled to our world, The Lost Gate tells the story of Danny, a teenager who learns he has a unique magical talent — one that can get him killed or return the mages to their home... (read more)

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Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity
Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
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"When money is plentiful, this is a man's world. When money is scarce, it is a woman's world." Unearthed in a 1932 Ladies Home Journal, this quote is the call to arms that begins PEACE AND PLENTY, Sarah Ban Breathnach's answer to the world's-- and her... (read more)

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Honor Harrington #13: Torch of Freedom
Honor Harrington #13: Torch of Freedom
by David Weber
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New York Times Best Seller. Wall Street Journal Best Seller. First Time in Paperback. A New Novel in David Weber’s Best-Selling Honor Harrington Universe FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK! NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLER!    ... (read more)

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Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
by J A Jance
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New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s sleuth Ali Reynolds is back for another thrilling adventure as she strives to grant a dying woman’s last request—to find the people who nearly killed her. Ali Reynolds is back in the thick... (read more)

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Lord of Misrule
Lord of Misrule
by Jaimy Gordon
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Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award came as no surprise to those of us who had already fallen in love with the mythic, bewitching voices of Lord of Misrule. The characters — and horses — of Indian Mound Downs dwell on a dangerous fringe, powerfully... (read more)

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Planisphere: New Poems
Planisphere: New Poems
by John Ashbery
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“Ashbery is a national treasure.”—New York Times Book Review The poetry of John Ashbery has been awarded virtually every conceivable literary prize including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin, and the... (read more)

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Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
by Christine Schmidt
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From Christine Schmidt, founder of Yellow Owl Workshop, comes a down-to-earth guide for creating sweet, homespun prints on all manner of surfaces, using simple, budget-friendly materials. (Yay, potato stamp!)... (read more)

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The Imperfectionists
The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman
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It really is as good as you've heard it is, and if you haven't heard someone raving about it, let me be that person. A member of that burgeoning category of book that declines to be easily identifiable as either a novel or book of short stories, The... (read more)

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House of Night Novels #08: Awakened
House of Night Novels #08: Awakened
by P C Cast
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“My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal. “What would you have me say?”  He didnt meet her... (read more)

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
by Karen Armstrong
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A thoughtful guidebook designed to make for a kinder humanity, Armstrong's inspiring and transformative examination of altruism and empathy will hopefully reach the wide audience it rightly deserves.... (read more)

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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel
by Paulo Coelho
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Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in... (read more)

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Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime: A Book of Zombie Love Songs
Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime: A Book of Zombie Love Songs
by Michael P Spradlin
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From the author and illustrator of the twisted New York Times bestselling Christmas classic, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies, comes a heart-devouring collection of Zombie love songs, Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime. Michael P. Spradlin and... (read more)

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