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Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings
Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings
by Italo Calvino
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"In these essays, as in his other writing, Calvino's observations go beyond the surface and delve deep into the human experience. He can see in the dark. Astute, political, and urbane, Calvino is much more than a novelist; he's a philosopher of modern... (read more)

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After the Plague
After the Plague
by T. C. Boyle
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"Boyle's writing is up-front, his subjects plucked directly from everyday America, though uniquely displayed through his skewed lens. The result is a font of emotionally and culturally observant stories. After the Plague is no exception to this rule, and,... (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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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 Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
by Jay Bahadur
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With continued civil and political unrest and a recent, unusually severe drought forcing food shortages and pandemic starvation, Somalia is a country with a complex history and an uncertain future. That makes Jay Bahadur's account of the infamous pirates... (read more)

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Kafka
Kafka
by Reiner Stach
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For fans of the troubled and oft misunderstood writer this, the first volume in a three part series, will prove an essential reference. For fans of literate, incandescent, exquisitely written biographies, Kafka by Reiner Stach will be a standout in any... (read more)

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The Concise Oxford American Dictionary
The Concise Oxford American Dictionary
by Erin McKean
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As Erin McKean, editor in chief, remarks in the preface, "A dictionary should be a tool for daily use, not a dreaded last resort." I am here to confirm that McKean and Oxford have produced a dictionary that is anything but dreaded. In addition to clear... (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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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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An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
by Diane Ackerman
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Diane Ackerman writes with grace and wisdom. Her prose is lyrical, sensuous, and utterly charming. I've never been disappointed in a work by Ackerman, but An Alchemy of Mind takes the cake. Here she covers neurochemistry and -physiology and the concept... (read more)

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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel Fick
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Possibly unequaled in its detail and candor, One Bullet Away takes readers to the depths of Marine life, in peacetime and in war, all the while avoiding the clichés generally associated with military memoirs. Nathaniel Fick's bracing and... (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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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 Outlander
The Outlander
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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John, Paul, George and Ben
John, Paul, George and Ben
by Lane Smith
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A charming introduction to the Founding Fathers, John, Paul, George, and Ben is filled with Lane Smith's characteristic whimsical and sly illustrations — not to mention his hilarious take on history! Sure to please picture book lovers of all ages.... (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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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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Elizabeth Costello
Elizabeth Costello
by J. M. Coetzee
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