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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
by Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann has pulled off an impressive feat — a scholarly, thorough work of history that's almost compulsively readable. In 1491, he summarizes and examines the last thirty years of research into the pre-Columbian Americas, and comes to some... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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Independent People
Independent People
by Halldor Laxness
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"Independent People is epic and thorough, covering the sweep of generations as well as detailed hours ticking by during sleepless nights, ambling walks around the plains. It is a novel of contrasts, especially in its nuanced exploration of character... (read more)

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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
by C S Lewis
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Rich in symbolism, page-turning action, and lovely prose, these classic coming-of-age tales of good versus evil have lost none of their magic.... (read more)

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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison
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I run across many, many cookbooks, and more often than not take them home to try them out. This cookbook has quickly become one of my favorites. Every recipe — really, every one! — that I've tried so far has been excellent — not just... (read more)

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Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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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 Likeness
The Likeness
by Tana French
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The Likeness is another masterpiece of suspense by Tana French. Reminiscent of The Secret History, this psychological thriller is wonderfully written and impeccably paced — a perfect summer read.... (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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Oprah's Book Club Summer 2005: A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; The Sound and the Fury; Light in August
Oprah's Book Club Summer 2005: A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; The Sound and the Fury; Light in August
by William Faulkner
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Oprah's right: Faulkner, believe it or not, is perfect summer reading. His prose — which includes some of the most disturbing and gorgeous sentences written in the twentieth century — demands to be savored, preferably with a mint julep or a glass of... (read more)

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Street of Crocodiles (77 Edition)
Street of Crocodiles (77 Edition)
by Bruno Schulz
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"Schulz is a master of metaphor, and his lush, poetic sentences burst with sensory detail. He transforms the pedestrian — salesgirls, brooms, bolts of cloth — into fantastic apparitions, lit with significance and color....Schulz's stories...are... (read more)

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Saturday: A Novel
Saturday: A Novel
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving — and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and wrenching... (read more)

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a refreshingly slim and concise volume, grew out of Elizabeth Kolbert's remarkable series on global warming in the New Yorker. Kolbert spans the globe, from examining ice samples in Greenland to mosquitoes in a lab in... (read more)

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Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
by Julio Cortazar
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"Cortazar is an elixir; Hopscotch is precise and brilliant and disturbing as hell. A balance of absurdity and beauty, literally and in each ready sense, a tightrope walk between the window and the pavement ? this is what Hopscotch injects within the... (read more)

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Unaccustomed Earth
Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Unaccustomed Earth is in many ways a deeply and authentically sad book. I would not advise reading the stories too quickly; they will each haunt you for days afterward (and, unusually in a collection like this, they are all equally strong). But Lahiri's... (read more)

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Spook Country
Spook Country
by William Gibson
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Spook Country is Gibson at the top of his game, with gorgeous detail, page-turning suspense, and fascinating characters. If you've never read this author in the past because his work was categorized as science fiction, pick up this book, which is all too... (read more)

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The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since... (read more)

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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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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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The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
by David Kamp
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I was recently in a chain grocery store in a very small town in Louisiana, and was surprised to find fresh, organic tofu on their shelves. (Not much of it, but still.) David Kamp knows how it got there. In The United States of Arugula, Kamp examines how... (read more)

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