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I Want My Hat Back
I Want My Hat Back
by Jon Klassen
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Jon Klassen's charming picture book transcends age. The story is simple but utterly hilarious. The illustrations are pointed and evocative; the way Klassen draws the animals' eyes, alone, is worth the price of admission. I've recommended this book more... (read more)

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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This learned and amusing work covers the origin of the universe to the human genome. A welcome journey with Bryson in typical wise and witty fashion.... (read more)

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The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso
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Rosso and Lukins's New Basics is a fantastic overall cooking resource. I'm a bit of a cookbook nut, yet, of all the volumes on my shelves, this is the one that I regularly return to for ideas, guidance on the fundamentals (measurements, roasting time... (read more)

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The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
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Rosso and Lukins's New Basics is a fantastic overall cooking resource. I'm a bit of a cookbook nut, yet, of all the volumes on my shelves, this is the one that I regularly return to for ideas, guidance on the fundamentals (measurements, roasting time... (read more)

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The Silver Spoon Cookbook
The Silver Spoon Cookbook
by Editors of Phaidon Press
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The classic Italian cooking bible is now translated for the first time. Immaculate design meets the most delicious of recipes. No cook worth his salt should be without it!... (read more)

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The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever
by John Cheever
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"I finished ['The Swimmer'] remarkably satisfied, but piqued, and randomly began to consume the stories one after another. This collection contains pieces spanning more than thirty years of Cheever's career. He writes old-fashioned stories with dateless... (read more)

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Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
by Ruth Reichl
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With characteristic wit and aplomb, Ruth Reichl takes us behind the scenes of life as a restaurant critic — dining on the finest cuisine in the city, juggling the politics of the newspaper, and becoming a master of disguise. As funny as Tender at the... (read more)

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How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
by Janna Levin
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Started as a series of letters to her mom, How the Universe Got Its Spots turned into Janna Levin's diary of her life as a scientist out to determine the size of the cosmos. Levin poetically mixes fascinating scientific details with personal anecdotes. A... (read more)

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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
by Brian Greene
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In the first chapter of The Hidden Reality, Brian Greene writes, "There was a time when 'universe' meant 'all there is.' Everything. The whole shebang." Well, those days are over. From string theory to the Inflationary Multiverse scenario to artificial... (read more)

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The Outlander (P.S.)
The Outlander (P.S.)
by Gil Adamson
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The Outlander by Gil Adamson is a wondrous vacation for your mind. With its eccentric characters and luminous prose, this novel is a romping escapade of big fun.... (read more)

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Possession: A Romance
Possession: A Romance
by A.S. Byatt
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Byatt's use of language is lyrical and poignant. It drips from the pages like honey from a lover's tongue....Possession is the sheer essence of Byatt's work. She weaves the tale of a pair of literary scholars studying the lives of two Victorian poets. As... (read more)

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Raichlen's Indoor! Grilling
Raichlen's Indoor! Grilling
by Steven Raichlen
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No one can touch Steve Raichlen in the realm of grilling. He is king. Here Raichlen brings his devotion and expertise indoors, providing a wide variety of sumptuous recipes, almost all of which include helpful tips and instructions on how to retool each... (read more)

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The Sea: A Novel
The Sea: A Novel
by John Banville
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Banville's fluid prose glides over the pages of The Sea, a rich story filled with heart and bittersweet longing. I pored over the luminescent descriptions of time and place and the beautiful characters that make up this world. Clearly the Man Booker was... (read more)

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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
by Christian Lander
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Have you ever wondered what white people are all about? From modern furniture to Oscar parties to self-deprecating humor, hardwood floors, irony, and knowing what's best for poor people, the white race is finally demystified thanks to Christian Lander's... (read more)

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A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005
A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005
by Annie Leibovitz
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From one of the most famous and gifted photographers of our time, this exquisite compendium marries the artist's personal photographs with her professional work. Chilling, expansive, and, at times, breathtaking.... (read more)

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1776
1776
by David McCullough
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Staying in the territory of his acclaimed epic biography John Adams, David McCullough follows George Washington and the Continental Army through the tumultuous first year of war. An exceptional narrative historian, McCullough vividly examines the... (read more)

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I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections (Vintage)
I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections (Vintage)
by Nora Ephron
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The essays in Ephron's charming collection range from the very relatable (vignettes covering everything from egg yolks to Thomas Friedman) to the delightful and personal (as in "Journalism: A Love Story," which recounts her post-college days in a largely... (read more)

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Wild Mushrooms (Northwest Homegrown Cookbook Series)
Wild Mushrooms (Northwest Homegrown Cookbook Series)
by Cynthia Nims
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If you like mushrooms, you will thoroughly enjoy this lovingly detailed cookbook from Cynthia Nims. What the slim volume lacks in size it makes up ten-fold in quality recipes and expert information on a variety of wild mushrooms. I was so impressed with... (read more)

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The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar
The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar
by Mark C. Baker
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It's difficult to fathom that the incredible number of languages in the world can be broken down into a small group of shared parameters. Mark Baker shows that this is possible due to a key uniting factor: grammar. His investigation spans the Navajo Code... (read more)

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Elizabeth Costello
Elizabeth Costello
by J. M. Coetzee
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