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Loitering: New and Collected Essays
Loitering: New and Collected Essays
by Charles D'Ambrosio
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Loitering, Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays, feels like a confession — a secret you aren't supposed to share but are unable to keep to yourself. He writes with such an urgent immediacy that the words seem to vibrate, unable to be... (read more)

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Building Stories
Building Stories
by Chris Ware
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I've been waiting for this book to come out for at least five years, and this magnificent edition exceeded all my expectations (and they were big ones)! I can't even begin to imagine a book more intricately constructed than Building Stories. I show it to... (read more)

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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
by Choire Sicha
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In Very Recent History, Choire Sicha, two-time editor of Gawker and cofounder of The Awl, manages to do three seemingly disparate things at once. First, he's written a kind of guide to our times for a visitor from far in the future. Our everyday life has... (read more)

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I Remember (01 Edition)
I Remember (01 Edition)
by Joe Brainard
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Both this book and I Remember by Shane Allison use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in... (read more)

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Pulphead: Essays
Pulphead: Essays
by John Jeremiah Sullivan
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I love collections of essays. I almost always have one (or two or three) in a pile on my bedside table. But not since I first read A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace have I loved a book of essays as much as I loved... (read more)

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Varmints
Varmints
by Helen Ward
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This darkly beautiful book tells the story of one creature's rebellion against a dull and mechanized world. In a world where thoughtless beings have destroyed all traces of wilderness, the varmint hero, along with a few others, struggles to find a place... (read more)

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Black Hole
Black Hole
by Charles Burns
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Winner of the comics industry's trifecta -- the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards -- Black Hole is a riveting, nightmarish, sometimes ghoulishly funny allegory for the horror of adolescence and our collective terror of sexuality and our own bodies. But... (read more)

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Toby Alone
Toby Alone
by Timothee de Fombelle
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Toby Lolness is less than 2 millimeters tall. (That's smaller than a pea!) His father has discovered the inconvenient truth about the health of the giant tree they all live in. If they don't change their ways, the tree will die, leaving them homeless... (read more)

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Dark Back of Time (Vintage International)
Dark Back of Time (Vintage International)
by Javier Marias
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In 1989, Javier Marias published a novel titled All Souls. Many readers assumed it to be a fictionalized account of his time as a professor at Oxford. In Dark Back of Time, Marias describes his return to Oxford, and his attempts to reclaim his previous... (read more)

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The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly
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This is one of my favorite books of the year! It is bursting with over 300 pages of full-color goofy, silly, weird, and wacky comic strips for kids, from the 1930s through the 1960s. Rediscover Pogo, Uncle Wiggly, Donald Duck, Dennis the Menace, and... (read more)

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Yam
Yam
by Corey Barba
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Yam can fly! He likes to eat cupcakes and cheeseburgers, but not squid. Sometimes his television crawls into bed with him for a little snuggle. He has magic powers! He can make flowers grow out of your head! But, be careful! Don't leave him in the sun —... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
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Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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Art for Baby: High-Contrast Images by Eleven Contemporary Artists to Explore with Your Child
Art for Baby: High-Contrast Images by Eleven Contemporary Artists to Explore with Your Child
by Templar Books
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This board book is great for babies and their still-developing eyes. Composed of simple black-and-white images from 11 contemporary artists, it can enchant all ages, from infants to grandparents. It is never too early (or too late) to expose your... (read more)

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Enchantress from the Stars
Enchantress from the Stars
by Sylvia Engdahl
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This book by Portland author Sylvia Engdahl was forgotten for nearly 20 years, but was rescued in a new edition a few years ago. It tells the story of Elana, a girl on a mission to save a planet from destruction. It explores how science and magic can co... (read more)

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The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My
The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My
by Tove Jansson
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Some of my favorite stories as a child were the Moomin books by Tove Jansson.  A couple of years ago, I discovered that she also did a comic strip for the Evening News, a London newspaper, and I fell in love all over again.  This year, I found out that... (read more)

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The Wonderful O
The Wonderful O
by James Thurber
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This classic has been unavailable, but it is back! Black and Littlejack are bad men. They decree that the letter after N will never be used again. What will happen? Can we survive with fewer letters? Read this book and see! (The letter after N remains... (read more)

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Toby Alone
Toby Alone
by Timothe De Fombelle
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Toby Lolness is less than 2 millimeters tall. (That's smaller than a pea!) His father has discovered the inconvenient truth about the health of the giant tree they all live in. If they don't change their ways, the tree will die, leaving them homeless... (read more)

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Necessary Errors
Necessary Errors
by Caleb Crain
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Set in 1990, Necessary Errors follows Jacob Putnam through his first year after graduating from Harvard. While most of his friends continue their schooling immediately, Jacob spends the year far away from everyone he knows, teaching English in Prague. He... (read more)

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The Lost Lake
The Lost Lake
by Allen Say
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Allen Say wrote and illustrated this story of a father and son who are living in the Pacific Northwest. The father wants to take his son camping at a secret spot where he loved to camp as a child. But when they get there, the secret spot is no longer a... (read more)

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
by John Green
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Let It Snow is a collection of short stories by three of today's most popular authors of young adult fiction. These winter stories are interconnected — main characters from one story have cameo appearances in the others. It's a great way to read... (read more)

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