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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Independent People (46 Edition)
Independent People (46 Edition)
by Halldor K. 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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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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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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The Street of Crocodiles (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
The Street of Crocodiles (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
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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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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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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The Echo Maker: A Novel
The Echo Maker: A Novel
by Richard Powers
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The Echo Maker is the story of Mark Schluter, a 27-year-old man who has a mysterious accident in his hometown in Nebraska, the site of the magnificent Sandhill Crane migration along the river. When he comes to, he has developed Capgras syndrome, a... (read more)

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The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
by Christine Kenneally
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The First Word is a fascinating search for the origins of language, which takes the reader through genetics, evolution, and the process of defining language itself. Christine Kenneally is a capable guide to answering this difficult and complex question... (read more)

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Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
by Jenna Woginrich
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Jenna Woginrich's Made from Scratch is charming, practical, eye-opening, and empowering. From beekeeping to butter churning, it's a wonderful primer, and Woginrich's enthusiasm and humor are inspiring. Plus, she's definitely convinced me to get some... (read more)

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Run: A Novel
Run: A Novel
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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