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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
by Howard Zinn
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While some of the revelations contained within this classic by Howard Zinn have become familiar since the nearly 35 years after it was published (thanks in part to this book), it is to this day an astonishing and eye-opening read. Several revisions later,... (read more)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Known for his beautiful, haunting, lyrical, and — at times — funny surrealistic stylings, Haruki Murakami is one of the most beloved Japanese authors in the Western world. Although infused with the pop culture of the West, his writing remains... (read more)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
by Douglas Adams
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Parodying practically every well-worn sci-fi plot device in existence, Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has become a classic in its own right. A hapless hero with astonishing luck? Ill-tempered aliens hell-bent on destroying Earth? Pithy advice... (read more)

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All My Puny Sorrows
All My Puny Sorrows
by Miriam Toews
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This novel about a suicidal musician and the frazzled sister trying to keep her alive is the perfect combination of funny and sad. If you haven't discovered the wonderful work of Miriam Toews, you can start here and then read everything else. All My Puny... (read more)

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The Flamethrowers
The Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
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Land art, motorcycles, and '70s revolutionaries meld together brilliantly in The Flamethrowers. In prose both provocative and menacing, Kushner explores this unusual territory through the eyes of her intrepid female protagonist, Reno, and constructs an... (read more)

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
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As we become more technologically advanced as a society, challenges such as job loss and failing industries are inevitable. In The Second Machine Age, a compelling case is made for shifting our policies toward preparing for technological progress and... (read more)

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Salinger
Salinger
by David Shields and Shane Salerno
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Culled from over 200 interviews with friends and associates, this extensive oral biography pieces together the mystery of Salinger's disappearance from the public eye. Including previously unpublished photos and letters, the authors present Salinger not... (read more)

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Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
by Nancy Horan
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This engaging tale of historical fiction indulges the reader with a telling portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson and his fiercely independent wife, Fanny. Fans of Stevenson will especially enjoy this glimpse into the couple's exciting yet turbulent life as... (read more)

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The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information
by The Onion
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Did you know Arby's was once a "legendary Paris restaurant"? Or "electrolyte" is the "clinical name for Yellow No. 2 food coloring"? Learn these fascinating "facts" and more from The Onion Book of Known Knowledge — this is wisdom that can only come... (read more)

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Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
by Yotam Ottolenghi
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