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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 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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Women
Women
by Annie Leibovitz
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Annie Leibovitz got her start at Rolling Stone in the early seventies. There she made a name for herself and produced some of the publication's most well-known photographs, including the famous shot of a naked John Lennon wrapping himself around a fully... (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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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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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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The Sea
The Sea
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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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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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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I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections
I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections
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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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin
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At times uproarious, often sentimental, and always laced with the wit and charm we've come to expect from Steve Martin, this is a warm and enjoyable portrait of his life in stand-up from childhood to his last show in 1981.... (read more)

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Possession
Possession
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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Bluelist: The Best in Travel 2007
Bluelist: The Best in Travel 2007
by Editors of Lonely Planet
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Literary itineraries, paranormal destinations, low profile countries, snapshot summaries of every country in the world, and so much more fill these pages. A fun read, even if you can't afford the airfare.... (read more)

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Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes
Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes
by Charles Seife
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Though the idea of information theory as the foundation of all of science is not new, Seife presents his argument in a fresh, compelling way that's practicable to the lay reader. The material covered is certainly absorbing, but it's Seife's fluid and... (read more)

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Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology
Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology
by Paul Broks
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"Into the Silent Land is a revealing study of the importance, as well as the limitations, of science in helping to define the nature of self. It's also a fascinating portrayal of bizarre and morbid medical accounts involving the physiology and anatomy of... (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 Planets
The Planets
by Dava Sobel
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Using scientific facts and cultural background, Sobel continues in her witty and knowledgeable fashion with this absorbing ode to our solar system. Lyrical, personal, and engaging.... (read more)

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The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso
Staff Pick
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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