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Outlander
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
Staff Pick
History, time travel, Highland lore, romance, battle, dead sexy Scottish men, and well-written repartee... I dare you to find one thing in that list that doesn't sound completely riveting. You can't do it, can you? Outlander may technically be... (read more)

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Used - Mass Market

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Summer House with Swimming Pool
Summer House with Swimming Pool
by Herman Koch
Publisher Comments
The blistering, compulsively readable new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner. When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Interestings
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
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and#147;Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.and#8221;and#151;The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Dies the Fire
Dies the Fire
by S. M. Stirling
Staff Pick
A Tolkien-obsessed pre-teen, a pilot, a Wiccan priestess, the Eaters (nope, no hints), and the Protector: all come together in the aftermath of an event not unlike a massive electromagnetic pulse, which has caused a complete failure of all technology... (read more)

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Go the F**k to Sleep
Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach
Staff Pick
Riotous and perfectly apt, Go the F**k to Sleep is destined to become the rallying cry for parents across the nation. We nod. We guffaw. We stream tears of glee as we pump fists in the air, whisper-shouting, "Yes — been there!" This book speaks the... (read more)

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New - Hardcover

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Robopocalypse
Robopocalypse
by Daniel H. Wilson
Staff Pick
Robopocalypse is mesmerizing and explosive. Underlining the uncertainty, violence, and fear surrounding cataclysmic events involving rogue technology, Daniel Wilson has skillfully incorporated a tenderness and fragility into the robot monstrosities. This... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Lonely Polygamist
The Lonely Polygamist
by Brady Udall
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Featured in Indiespensable Volume 18! Powell's subscription club offers signed first editions, exclusive content, and unique handpicked gifts. Read about this shipment on our blog!... (read more)

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
by Jaron Lanier
Staff Pick
Proceed carefully. Reading this book is like biting into a jalapeño jelly bean that you thought was pear flavored. Startling, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving, Lanier's manifesto could be the key to preserving autonomy as increased technological... (read more)

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Waddle! (Scanimation Picture Books)
Waddle! (Scanimation Picture Books)
by Rufus Butler Seder
Staff Pick
At first I was skeptical whether this new world of crazy optical trickery would live up to the hype, but I was happily surprised. Rufus Butler Seder has created a unique experience, using rhyme along with "moving" pictures, that is super engaging.... (read more)

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The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
Staff Pick
As if facing the everyday insecurities and turmoil of adolescence isn't enough, 11-year-old Julia lives within the reality of a post-apocalyptic situation as the earth's rotation begins slowing by measurable degrees each day. Relationships, personal and... (read more)

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The Thank You Economy
The Thank You Economy
by Gary Vaynerchuk
Staff Pick
In The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk leads by inspirational example as he urges businesses to build relationships with their customers, to woo them with marketing strategies oozing with realness and affability. Entrepreneurs take heed — I... (read more)

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Seriously... I'm Kidding
Seriously... I'm Kidding
by Ellen DeGeneres
Staff Pick
It's hard to imagine there are people in the world who don't have a tiny, secret crush on Ellen DeGeneres. And for those who are still in denial, $20 says that will change by the time they finish this book. Dripping with her particular brand of endearing,... (read more)

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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
by Jennifer Senior
Staff Pick
Through case studies and scientific profundity, All Joy and No Fun delivers a thoughtful, in-depth look at parenthood rather than parenting. It's relieving, like being patted warmly on the back and hearing, "Chin up! We know it sucks, and here's why. But... (read more)

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Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
by Brian Castleforte
Staff Pick
I dare you to flip through Papertoy Monsters and not think, "Holy cow, this is perfect for [insert kid's name here]." Lurking within are 50 easy-to-assemble creatures, complete with detailed dossiers. Prepare to be enamored with the likes of Squidbeak... (read more)

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The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
Staff Pick
As if facing the everyday insecurities and turmoil of adolescence isn't enough, 11-year-old Julia lives within the reality of a post-apocalyptic situation as the earth's rotation begins slowing by measurable degrees each day. Relationships, personal and... (read more)

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Panic
Panic
by Lauren Oliver
Publisher Comments
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating... (read more)

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Mage Knight Board Game
Mage Knight Board Game
by WizKids
Publisher Comments
The Mage Knight Board Game throws you and up to three other Mage Knights into the sprawling and ever changing world of the Atlantean Empire, a land that is but a distant memory since your transformation into a mysterious Mage Knight. Build your armies... (read more)

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Mr. Peanut (Vintage Contemporaries)
Mr. Peanut (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Adam Ross
Staff Pick
It's one heck of a juxtaposition. You adore your wife beyond all reason, can't imagine life without her, but are forever constructing detailed fantasies in which she, often violently, meets her demise. Such is the conundrum that David Pepin faces in Mr... (read more)

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Mr. Peanut
Mr. Peanut
by Adam Ross
Staff Pick
It's one heck of a juxtaposition. You adore your wife beyond all reason, can't imagine life without her, but are forever constructing detailed fantasies in which she, often violently, meets her demise. Such is the conundrum that David Pepin faces in Mr... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Just Like Mama
Just Like Mama
by Beverly Lewis
Staff Pick
Children's books often bring on the tears for me. This one was no different — but humble, happy tears; not sad ones. It's so amazing to sit back and realize that you are the most amazing thing your baby has ever seen. You can do anything, and you can... (read more)

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