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The Silver Star
The Silver Star
by Jeannette Walls
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From one of the greatest storytellers of our time, the acclaimed, bestselling, "gripping story of a courageous and sensible girl surviving the adults around her" (St. Louis Post Dispatch)—"a page turner" (Entertainment Weekly). It is 1970 in a... (read more)

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Glaciers (Tin House New Voice)
Glaciers (Tin House New Voice)
by Alexis Smith
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Alexis Smith's diminutive novella lies somewhere between poetry and prose. So lyrical and so delicate, Glaciers slowly unspools as we follow Isabel on a routine day. Her inner life is rich and minutely detailed, and even though she is alone, her world... (read more)

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This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
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When Judd's father dies, he joins his family for a week to observe shivah. Meanwhile, in the face of his wife's affair and a divorce on his horizon, he discovers his wife is pregnant. This doesn't much sound like a funny book, but it truly is. Tropper... (read more)

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Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter
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Jess Walter gets nearer the Pulitzer with Beautiful Ruins. Chance meetings during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra in Italy set in motion events that spiral into the present day. Walter captures perfectly how the best part of life is that it doesn't turn... (read more)

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The Devil All the Time
The Devil All the Time
by Donald Ray Pollock
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In The Devil All the Time, Pollock mixes equal parts Tod Browning (Freaks) and Davis Grubb (The Night of the Hunter) to concoct an entirely original work that is as heartfelt as it is visceral. Simply put, it's an astonishing debut novel.... (read more)

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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
by Fannie Flagg
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel... (read more)

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
by David Rakoff
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From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty, and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the twentieth century. Through his books and his radio essays for NPR's This American Life, David Rakoff has built a deserved reputation as one of... (read more)

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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's latest novel is a Cold War–era spy tale that is not exactly what it appears to be. After suffering through a couple of bad love affairs, Serena, a beautiful 20-something university graduate, stumbles into a job with MI5 and is... (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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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
by Patrick deWitt
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This entertaining and heartbreaking story is told by a fabulous narrator, Eli Sisters. Eli and his brother Charlie are hired killers in late 19th-century Oregon and California, and this is the tale of their final job.... (read more)

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Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
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Who knew stuff was so important?  My God, read this book and you will never look at your own stuff the same way again. It's really very chilling to see how life can become so complicated by something so seemingly innocuous. Frost and Steketee do an... (read more)

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi Durrow
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Heartbreaking in its honesty, this perfect jewel of a novel mirrors the real life of the author, who grew up biracial in Portland, Oregon, in the 1980s. After an accident claims her family, Rachel is sent to live with her grandmother in a predominantly... (read more)

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The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Long before Jeffrey Eugenides gave us the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, he delivered this dark jewel of a novel. Set in small town America, this study of a broken family of suicidal sisters will shock you. It is so compelling, you will be absolutely... (read more)

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The Borrower
The Borrower
by Rebecca Makkai
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Lucy is a children's librarian who one day, sort of accidentally, takes her work home with her. Actually, she kidnaps one of her regular readers — well, perhaps not kidnaps, but something very close to that, only not so malevolent. Ten-year-old Ian... (read more)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
by Harriet Beech Stowe
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This novel must be read in the context of its own time. Looking at the book from present-day eyes, it seems to contain, not characters, but caricatures. The characters in this book became larger than life over time and a series of emotions attached to... (read more)

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Middlesex
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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This engrossing Pulitzer Prize-winner is the utterly amazing story of a hermaphrodite. It is so emotionally accurate and insightful that it reads like a memoir. It's also laugh-out-loud funny. Beautifully written and remarkable in its scope and... (read more)

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W. Durrow
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Heartbreaking in its honesty, this perfect jewel of a novel mirrors the real life of the author, who grew up biracial in Portland, Oregon, in the 1980s. After an accident claims her family, Rachel is sent to live with her grandmother in a predominantly... (read more)

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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
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Julian Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for this lyrical little tome, and, in spite of the controversy surrounding the prize and the 2011 shortlist, I believe he deserved the award. It's the kind of book that one races through, stopping every now and then... (read more)

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The Well and the Mine
The Well and the Mine
by Gin Phillips
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Set in Depression-era, small-town Alabama, this novel opens with a baby being tossed into a well. Don't let the gruesome beginning stop you from savoring this compelling, beautifully written book; the beginning really does have an important purpose... (read more)

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