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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good Morning, Midnight
Good Morning, Midnight
by Jean Rhys
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"Jean Rhys is an extremely precise and careful writer who gives the impression, through the voices of her characters, of haphazard and ragged patterns of thought. Her style is marked with ellipses and dashes, with sentences and paragraphs trailing off or... (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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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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Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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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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Runaway: Stories
Runaway: Stories
by Alice Munro
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Munro's prose consistently shimmers with wisdom and grace, and the stories in Runaway — startling, subtle, and precise — are no exception.... (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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The Sorrows of an American
The Sorrows of an American
by Siri Hustvedt
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Siri Hustevdt's new novel shines; she is writing at the peak of her powers. The Sorrows of American is intelligent, witty, and plumbs unusual depths. It is also very difficult to put down. With this work, Hustvedt should finally be recognized as one of... (read more)

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Shalimar the Clown: A Novel
Shalimar the Clown: A Novel
by Salman Rushdie
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Shalimar the Clown is a welcome addition to the Rushdie canon. Moving across the globe, Rushdie follows his characters from terrorist camps to the privileged world of Los Angeles, motivated by shades of love, curiosity, and burning vengeance. His prose... (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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The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
by Tim Harford
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Tim Harford's follow-up to his breakout bestseller, The Undercover Economist, is a panoramic view of the role of economics in our lives, from our jobs and marriages to our cities and even the history of human civilization. The Logic of Life sheds light... (read more)

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