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The Oxford Book of American Poetry
The Oxford Book of American Poetry
by David Lehman
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The Oxford Book of American Poetry is a landmark event in publishing — it's been thirty years since the last edition, and David Lehman has shown Oxford's customary care in selecting poets of the highest caliber. Going back as far as Anne Bradstreet and... (read more)

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Shadow Tag
Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich
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Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag is a disturbing, heartbreaking, and mesmerizing portrait of a troubled and intense marriage. Irene and Gil are depicted with psychological nuance and in gorgeous detail; it is impossible not to feel deeply about these... (read more)

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No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)
No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)
by Cormac McCarthy
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No Country for Old Men includes both familiar and uncharted territory for Cormac McCarthy. His prose is lean and cadenced, but his formidable characters and intricate plot are as rich as ever. This is a novel of uncompromising beauty and power -- one of... (read more)

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The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project
by Aleksandar Hemon
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The Lazarus Project, Hemon's latest novel, is about storytelling, the nature of memory and reality, and America's relationship to the rest of the world, both past and present. It's blackly funny, crackling with intelligence, and populated by realistic... (read more)

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The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
by Raj Patel
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Raj Patel's remarkable and ambitious new book asks some basic economic and political questions and comes up with surprising solutions. Patel explores ways we might more accurately value the world, arguing that our current market system is deeply flawed... (read more)

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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
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Richard Wrangham's lucid, fascinating book presents a strong case that the act of harnessing the power of fire to cook food might have created modern humanity. Convincing, thoughtful, and beautifully written, Catching Fire is a surprising look at the... (read more)

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As She Climbed Across the Table
As She Climbed Across the Table
by Jonathan Lethem
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"After deciding to recommend this book, I recently reread it, and it's absolutely as funny, sweet, and unique as I remembered it. As She Climbed Across the Table takes place in the world of the academy; the main character researches the academy itself... (read more)

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Prep: A Novel
Prep: A Novel
by Curtis Sittenfeld
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"The best thing about this novel, and there are many very good things, is its strikingly intelligent voice. Sittenfeld nails the neurosis of adolescence with an unusual and appropriate tone....Sittenfeld's depiction of complex relationships is welcome... (read more)

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Bright before Us (Tin House New Voice)
Bright before Us (Tin House New Voice)
by Katie Arnold-Ratliff
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Katie Arnold-Ratliff's debut novel is a gorgeous, wrenching, razor-sharp portrait of a young man's life unraveling. Through emotional immediacy, wonderfully drawn characters, and chiseled prose, Bright before Us marks the arrival of a shining new... (read more)

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A Visit from the Goon Squad
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
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Jennifer Egan's new novel is a fantastically inventive, intelligent, and fully realized exploration of music, art, and life. It even includes a chapter written in PowerPoint, which is actually a pleasure to read. A Visit from the Goon Squad is Egan's... (read more)

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State of Wonder
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
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State of Wonder is Ann Patchett's best book yet (yes, even better than Bel Canto). Brimming with mystery, philosophy, intrigue, ethical questions, the flora and fauna of the Amazon jungle, and absolutely beautiful prose, Patchett's new novel should be at... (read more)

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Run
Run
by Ann Patchett
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Run, a worthy successor to Bel Canto, shows off Patchett's trademark gorgeous prose and emotional depth. Her characters are believably flawed, but ultimately good and decent human beings who you want to spend time with.... (read more)

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The Instructions
The Instructions
by Adam Levin
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The Instructions is awe-inspiring. Addictively quotable, violently funny, insanely intelligent, and utterly compelling, Adam Levin's debut novel is unlike anything I've ever read, in the best possible way. Read this book. You'll savor every word on its... (read more)

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The Summer without Men
The Summer without Men
by Siri Hustvedt
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Smart, wry, engaging, and affecting, The Summer without Men is a triumph. The narrator's voice is utterly distinctive, and her mind is a joy to inhabit. A must for Hustvedt fans, and if you haven't read her before, you're missing out on one of America's... (read more)

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The Listeners
The Listeners
by Leni Zumas
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Leni Zumas's writing crackles. Her books are sharp, bleak, funny, and possibly dangerous. Her profoundly disquieting debut novel, The Listeners, portrays a world twisted on its axis by loss. Quinn is a musician and a survivor of a fractured and eccentric... (read more)

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The Highest Tide
The Highest Tide
by Jim Lynch
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"Jim Lynch's fictional debut explores what's so remarkable about the squid and its unusual ocean brethren, as well as what it's like growing up by the edge of sea. The Highest Tide has much to recommend it, including the narrator himself....[A] classic... (read more)

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The Double
The Double
by Jose Saramago
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Iodine
Iodine
by Haven Kimmel
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Haven Kimmel's gorgeous fourth novel is disturbing and brilliant in equal measure. Iodine is unlike any book I've ever read; woven through with psychoanalyses, dreams, hallucinations, and mythology, you are never sure which version of our narrator's... (read more)

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The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
by Claire Nouvian
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The Deep is one of the most beautiful and bizarre books I've ever seen. You will not be able to put it down, and none of your friends will be able to resist picking it up.... (read more)

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Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen
Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen
by Deborah Madison
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Thus far, I've only made a few of the soups in Deborah Madison's Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen, and already my neighbors (literally) have asked me for the recipes. Organized by season as well as main ingredient, and including a welcome... (read more)

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