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Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
by Abraham Verghese
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I'm used to reading good authors, but Verghese is so good, he blew me away. He writes with such detached compassion that Ethiopia becomes your homeland, and Matron, Ghosh, Marion and Shiva Stone, and all the rest become your friends, your neighbors, and... (read more)

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The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D
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Overturn some of your most cherished ideas concerning your best friend. Not a how-to or training manual, but a key to revolutionize the way you and your dog comport yourselves at either end of the leash.... (read more)

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1Q84
1Q84
by Haruki Murakami
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Part of the thrill was the anticipation. After waiting for over a year for its publication, I grabbed 1Q84 and swallowed it whole. While it read simply and progressed slowly, it filled like a three-course meal. Being a long-term Murakami fan, I have seen... (read more)

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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
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"Inspired by her grandparents' love story in which the grandmother outlived her husband by nearly three decades, Niffenegger has invented Henry and Clare, and their unique and complicated love story involving the ability to live in the past and future in... (read more)

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What I Loved
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
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Siri Hustvedt is one of the best writers that you've probably never heard of, and What I Loved is an extraordinary novel. Hustvedt's writing is agile and revelatory: now breathless, now cool, it's a story wound around the hollows left by love and memory.... (read more)

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Broken for You
Broken for You
by Stephanie Kallos
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A beautiful story about a pair of damaged women with a forty-two-year age difference coming to a juncture in their lives that causes them to form an ageless alliance. Like pieces of opposite jigsaw puzzles they file the pieces and make them fit.... (read more)

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The Book of Joe
The Book of Joe
by Jonathan Tropper
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Capturing the sensitivity felt for one's home town and the repercussions of the callow time warp known as "high school," this little novel is the kind of book you just want to put into the hands of every male you grew up with and a few you know now.... (read more)

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Out
Out
by Natsuo Kirino
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I ventured into Out having gone on a detective murder mystery kick — the great Raymond Chandler, the invincible Dorothy L. Sayers... So it was no surprise that I next turned to Japan's queen of crime writing. Out is a can't-stop-reading, classy... (read more)

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The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
by Judith Jones
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Judith Jones has lived an amazing life, and she shares it with the reader in a straightforward and almost matter-of-fact way. Jones has been in all of our kitchens, whether it was through her own recipes or the many cookbooks she has edited and helped... (read more)

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How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001
How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001
by Joy Harjo
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Joy Harjo's poems call to her sisters, her brothers, and the earth collectively and invite them to reveal and release a woven energy. This collection offers a twenty-six-year glimpse into an amazing span of achievements.... (read more)

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A Road of Her Own
A Road of Her Own
by Marlene Blessing
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The expanse of the western landscape shines through in these twenty stories. This clear and crisp view refracted inside a woman's eye spills out to the page, opening the wide range of your happenstance heart.... (read more)

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Coal: A Human History
Coal: A Human History
by Barbara Freese
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Coal generates over half of the electricity we consume yet we know little about this charred material save a few mining songs and horror stories about canaries and black lungs. In this sumptuous book we follow the black rock through time and discover its... (read more)

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How I Left the Great State of Tennessee and Went On to Better Things
How I Left the Great State of Tennessee and Went On to Better Things
by Joe Jackson
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From Appalachia to the Everglades, a humorous romp underlying history, perseverance, and sometimes enchantment of Southern alimentation.... (read more)

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Old School
Old School
by Tobias Wolff
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In this novel we see vulnerable and clumsy youth parallel to the polished and comfortable status which class and money provide. We meet determination, impersonation, and observation as the future opens and closes with perennial flair.... (read more)

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Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
by Norman Moss
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Gifted journalist Norman Moss gives us an important slice of history that sixty-three years later gives us a clearer view of current events. The forties were dominated by World War II. Hitler's conquest in Europe softened America's isolationist stand and... (read more)

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Brick Lane 1st Edition
Brick Lane 1st Edition
by Monica Ali
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A phenomenally original novel that entwines Bangladeshi traditional beginnings with a gradual transformation into modern, multicultural life in contemporary London. Ali's narrator, Nazneen, holds all of her experiences close at hand and maintains a... (read more)

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Harrison
Harrison
by Rolling Stone
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Over time Harrison revealed himself the deepest and most private Beatle. His death at 58 robbed the music world of a distinguished guitarist, whose singular influence was responsible for bringing Eastern religion and thought to a wider Western audience... (read more)

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The Half-Mammals of Dixie: Stories
The Half-Mammals of Dixie: Stories
by George Singleton
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In Forty Five, South Carolina, the stories are half-cocked but fully loaded. In my hometown there's a tombstone with the epitaph 'gone to be an angle.' Now I finally know what that means.... (read more)

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Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180
Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180
by Mike Magnuson
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Be fascinated with the cessation of bad habits. Revel in the sound of clicking gears and the whoosh of skinny tires on asphalt. This is a crash and burn, lose your mind with your fat, die or get fit way to becoming a bicycle geek.... (read more)

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Hell to Pay
Hell to Pay
by George P Pelecanos
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"Pelecanos's is a voice that never loses its power. It has an edge and an obscureness that other mystery writers only dream about."... (read more)

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