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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Eleanor and Park
Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell
Staff Pick
This is the perfect teen romance. Set in 1986, the characters bond over mixtapes, comic books, and feeling like outsiders. Both sad and hopeful, this is one of the best YA books I've read this year.... (read more)

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
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Mixing large doses of high tech, a mysterious bookstore, and an entire army of bibliophiles, this charming novel is a booklover's dream. You will be entranced by Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, with its shadowy customers and shelves teetering on the edge of... (read more)

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John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End
by David Wong
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If you're a fan of the movie, this book has everything you loved about it: the gut-wrenchingly funny juxtaposition of lowbrow humor and surrealism, the gore, the impending sense of doom that soaks the narrative until you're coated in a sticky quagmire of... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
Staff Pick
"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Staff Pick
My first thought when I closed the covers of this book was, Wow. My second thought was, I want to read this again. My third thought was, How can I possibly describe this book to anyone else? When You Reach Me is like one of those great books/movies... (read more)

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Lathe of Heaven (08 Edition)
Lathe of Heaven (08 Edition)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George... (read more)

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Redshirts
Redshirts
by John Scalzi
Staff Pick
I don't reread books often; I just don't have the time. But this is one book that will get reread annually, if not more often. While the bulk of Redshirts is a comedic romp that gleefully skewers the conventions of sci-fi television, the three codas at... (read more)

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
by Ellen Forney
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In Marbles, Ellen Forney explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity. A working cartoonist in Seattle, she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and must decide whether to accept treatment (and risk sacrificing her art) or continue self... (read more)

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The Residue Years
The Residue Years
by Mitchell Jackson
Staff Pick
A searing novel about life in Northeast Portland during the 1990s, The Residue Years brilliantly captures what it was like to be a young, headstrong African American growing up enveloped in poverty and broken families, tempted by drugs, and overwhelmed... (read more)

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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
by John Bradshaw
Staff Pick
Do cats only purr when they're happy? Can they develop special languages with their owners? Is getting them a companion a bad idea? This fascinating book uses behavioral science, genetics, and archeological findings to explore these questions and more.... (read more)

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City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6)
City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6)
by Cassandra Clare
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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling Mortal Instruments series.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Darkness has descended on the... (read more)

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
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Do we really need another sweeping historical epic set in 16th-century England? One which possesses at its heart yet another subplot about Henry VIII and his volatile affections? We certainly do if the novel is written by Hilary Mantel. Written in a... (read more)

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Fangirl
Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell
Staff Pick
Genuine — and genuinely funny — this touching coming-of-age novel perfectly blends humor and heartfelt emotion. Fangirl is about love, fan fiction, outsiders, and sisters starting their freshmen year at college. This gem will captivate teen... (read more)

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The Impossible Knife of Memory
The Impossible Knife of Memory
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Staff Pick
The cover art makes this look like a bleak book about survival. It is about survival, but The Impossible Knife of Memory is vivid, hopeful, and full of life. Anderson tackles tough subjects with her usual grace, avoiding the maudlin and cutting straight... (read more)

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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison
Staff Pick
I run across many, many cookbooks, and more often than not take them home to try them out. This cookbook has quickly become one of my favorites. Every recipe — really, every one! — that I've tried so far has been excellent — not just... (read more)

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
by Tom Angleberger
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Can you trust advice from a paper finger puppet? Tommy is going to find out. Read this book! You must!... (read more)

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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
by Alfie Kohn
Staff Pick
A must read! Parenting has come around to attachment again, and moved far, far away from the punitive cruelties of Victorian caregivers. Alfie Kohn has applied, in academic terms, the reasons to parent unconditionally. We have evolved!... (read more)

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Little Bee
Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
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Little Bee is a Nigerian native who escapes horrific violence in her own land and flees to the UK in search of the English couple who inadvertently witnessed the pinnacle of her abuse. Chris Cleave creates a memorable character study here. Little Bee is... (read more)

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