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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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1Q84
1Q84
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
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 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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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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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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Brick Lane
Brick Lane
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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Big Bad Wolf Tells All
Big Bad Wolf Tells All
by Donna Kauffman
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Don't take this book to Grandma's house, but if you're looking for a wolf at the beach this could be your travel guide. All the better to amuse you with, my dear.... (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
Staff Pick
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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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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You Remind Me of Me: A Novel
You Remind Me of Me: A Novel
by Dan Chaon
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The gift of this novel is the aftershocks it effects. While enduring the jolts of its dark and stormy plot you roll with the punches, but when the commotion ceases you add it to your list of survival stories.... (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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Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain: Stories
Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain: Stories
by Lucia Perillo
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Perillo has already won (and broken) our hearts through her poetry, but now she takes it up a notch with an absolutely flawless book of short stories. This gathering is raw, every entry reflecting pieces of life we can relate to. Not since Donald Ray... (read more)

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Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book
Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book
by Taro Gomi
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At fifty-one years old, I found this book festive and relaxing, a field day of merriment! We just don't take enough time to amuse ourselves.... (read more)

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Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
Staff Pick
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 Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
by Judith Jones
Staff Pick
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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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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