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Solar (New York Times Notable Books)
Solar (New York Times Notable Books)
by Ian Mcewan
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Ian McEwan's latest offering, Solar, is a departure from his serious side. The main character, Professor Michael Beard, is an aging, pompous, and ridiculous Nobel-winning physicist who is far past his prime. He is one messed up fellow who sits... (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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Room
Room
by Emma Donoghue
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Emma Donoghue is a truly versatile writer. Although utterly unlike Slammerkin and her other books, Room earns a place of honor while distinguishing itself with a gripping subject that never sinks into gloom, but always floats on a current of Donoghue's... (read more)

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The Silent Land (Vintage)
The Silent Land (Vintage)
by Graham Joyce
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After married couple Zoe and Jake survive an avalanche, they are shocked to discover that every single person in their French Pyrenees resort has disappeared — and not only everyone in their resort but everyone in the entire town as well. Their... (read more)

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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
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This heartbreaking story of a Confederate soldier is absolutely riveting. Although Inman is gravely wounded, he deserts the army and heads back home on foot, keenly aware that he has the slimmest chance of making it alive. Trying to elude bounty... (read more)

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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating... (read more)

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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
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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Firmin
Firmin
by Sam Savage
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A rat named Firmin, who lives in a bookstore, spends his days devouring books due to a constant state of starvation. This leads to an unusual mental development, and soon he's reading Joyce, Dickens, Tolstoy, etc. This is an adorable, hilarious read that... (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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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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When you start a novel with your protagonist selecting any book they want from a place called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, you're going to get a bookseller's attention. Ruiz Zafon's novel works on so many levels for me. As a story, it resonates... (read more)

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The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding
by Chad Harbach
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If it weren't for the Morning News Tournament of Books, I would never have read The Art of Fielding.  Baseball?  No, thanks.  But have no fear — it's not really a book about baseball. Henry Skrimshander is a shortstop prodigy who lives and... (read more)

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Saturday: A Novel
Saturday: A Novel
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving — and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and wrenching... (read more)

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
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I admit it; before reading Life of Pi, I thought, There's just no way that Yann Martel can write a whole book about a teenage boy and a tiger stranded together in a lifeboat for 277 days. But, I was so wrong; he pulls it off beautifully. You will love... (read more)

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The Marriage Plot
The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Addressing the ubiquitous love triangle, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides is a perfectly executed character study of three college students — Leonard, Madeleine, and Mitchell — who variously are a couple, are not a couple, were a couple,... (read more)

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Shadow Tag
Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich
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When Irene discovers that her husband is reading her diary, she starts using it to manipulate him. This is a searing portrait of a troubled marriage unraveling at the seams. Louise Erdrich gives us the best thing she has ever written. It is astonishing.... (read more)

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The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture
by Sebastian Barry
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Roseann, 93, has lived most of her life in a psychiatric asylum.  When the asylum is scheduled to close its doors, Dr. Grene tries to assess whether she can re-enter society.  He investigates her case, but he soon discovers a story quite different... (read more)

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The President's Hat
The President's Hat
by Antoine Laurain
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This is a quirky little novel about French president François Mitterrand's hat, and the life it leads when separated from the man himself. He accidentally leaves it in a restaurant, and for the lucky souls who will next wear it, it is a good-luck... (read more)

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
by Katherine Howe
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Connie moves into her grandmother's house to ready it for sale.  She stumbles upon an ancient key with a tiny piece of paper rolled up inside that which reads: "Deliverance Dane."  The search for the meaning of this phrase leads Connie to witches... (read more)

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Night Film
Night Film
by Marisha Pessl
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A labyrinthine, complex literary horror-mystery novel, Night Film has a seemingly endless amount of twists and turns. I was immediately and completely sucked into the story: a dark tale of an infamous horror filmmaker, his ethereal daughter, the... (read more)

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