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Americanah
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Epic in scope and astutely narrated, Adichie's unabashedly frank novel follows Ifemelu as she moves from Nigeria to the U.S. and then back again. This is a book about race, about loneliness, about a love that straddles continents. And it's an absolute... (read more)

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
by Hilary Mantel
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In first-rate style, replete with her wicked humor and merciless eye, Mantel cuts to the quick in this dazzling and diverse collection of stories. Ranging from sinister to unsettling, these sharply drawn and thrillingly unpredictable stories further... (read more)

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The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Inspired by the true story of early-19th-century abolitionist Sarah Grimké, The Invention of Wings follows the lives and evolving friendship of two women, one the rebellious daughter of a Southern plantation owner, the other an indomitable slave... (read more)

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Fangirl
Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell
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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 Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
by Robert Sabuda
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Readers of all ages will marvel at the astonishing pop-ups in this retelling of the well-loved fairy tale. The intricate and innovative three-dimensional artwork cleverly leaps from the pages, beautifully bringing to life this delightful underwater... (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
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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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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
by Daniel J. Levitin
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It's easy to get overwhelmed by the deluge of information you encounter from minute to minute — the human brain just isn't wired to process it all. But there's hope. Levitin can help you understand how best to interact with your environment to... (read more)

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A Short Guide to a Long Life
A Short Guide to a Long Life
by David B. Agus
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Should you take vitamins? Is caffeine good or bad for you? How often should you exercise? If you're tired of trying to make sense of contradictory studies and new health fads, this quick, refreshingly direct read will give you sound guidance for a longer,... (read more)

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The Portlandia Activity Book
The Portlandia Activity Book
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
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With activities like "How to Crowdfund Your Baby," diagrams such as the "Artisanal Diet Pyramid," and tools for anyone looking to get in touch with their inner Portland (see "Bird Stencils"), The Portlandia Activity Book, like the TV show, will amuse... (read more)

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The Sound of Things Falling
The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
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Set in the aftermath of Colombia's horrific drug wars, Vásquez's elegant novel provides an intimate look at a generation still coming to terms with the crimes of a not-so-distant past. Written from the perspective of a law professor who... (read more)

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Jump-off Creek (89 Edition)
Jump-off Creek (89 Edition)
by Molly Gloss
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Set in the brutal Oregon high country in the 1890s, The Jump-Off Creek tells the story of the widow Lydia Sanderson and her struggles to settle in an unforgiving land. Gloss did her research, drawing on pioneer journals and hand-me-down stories, and she... (read more)

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Dreamwood
Dreamwood
by Heather Mackey
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Set in an alternate Pacific Northwest home to outlaws, werewolf princesses, a magical tree, a noble native population, and more, Dreamwood follows tenacious Lucy and her new friend Pete as they set out to find Lucy's father, a ghostologist who has... (read more)

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Varieties of Disturbance: Stories
Varieties of Disturbance: Stories
by Lydia Davis
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In all of her collections, Davis's taut, straightforward prose has a tendency to hit you with a thud. But the impact is lasting. Stories that at first seem surface-level — sometimes overly logical, other times coy — gradually reveal... (read more)

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The Meaning of Human Existence
The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson
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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story
by Dan Harris
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