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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 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 Double
The Double
by Jose Saramago
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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 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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His Illegal Self
His Illegal Self
by Peter Carey
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Peter Carey's latest manages to be both charming and disturbing; Dial and Che are unique and empathetic characters that will haunt you long after you put the book down. His Illegal Self also contains that rare achievement: an absolutely perfect ending.... (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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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 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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This Book Will Save Your Life
This Book Will Save Your Life
by A. M. Homes
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This Book Will Save Your Life, is, it is true, less biting than some of A. M. Homes's earlier work. But in her deadpan, signature way, it is no less funny, moving, or surreal. A meditation on the meaninglessness of existence and an incisive examination... (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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I Could Tell You Stories
I Could Tell You Stories
by Patricia Hampl
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This book of essays, focusing on the idea of memoir and memory, fell into my hands rather by accident; I started reading somewhat casually and was very happily drawn in. Hampl's voice is lovely: elegant and clear, she works through the concepts of... (read more)

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The Evolution of God
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
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Robert Wright's The Evolution of God is a fascinating history of religion in all its forms, from the beginning stirrings of theology to the conflicting faiths we live with today. This intelligent, accessible, and thorough book gives us new insight into... (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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The View from Castle Rock: Stories
The View from Castle Rock: Stories
by Alice Munro
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Munro's prose shines in this new collection inspired by her Scottish family history. With stories as subtle and lucid as always, this is her most personal fiction to date.... (read more)

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Louise in Love
Louise in Love
by Mary Jo Bang
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"Mary Jo Bang (her name, perfect for a poet, must be envied) won the prestigious 1996 Bread Loaf Bakeless Literary prize for Apology for Want, her previous book of poems. Louise in Love employs the same elegant, intelligent language and extends it... (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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Half Life
Half Life
by Shelley Jackson
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Lots of books over the years have been compared to Katherine Dunn's classic Geek Love, but Half Life is the first I've read that even comes close to its mix of bleak, black humor and eerie, fable-like storytelling. Shelley Jackson's prose, though, is a... (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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