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The God of Animals: A Novel
The God of Animals: A Novel
by Aryn Kyle
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Alice Winston is one of the most likable characters I've come across in a long time; smart, tough, and intuitive beyond her years, her voice is both utterly realistic and absolutely captivating. Aryn Kyle's extraordinary debut novel treats the reader to... (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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Saturday
Saturday
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... (read more)

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The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project
by Aleksandar Hemon
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Great literary style. Expressive, deeply moving, and insightful. Perceptively intertwines past and present.... (read more)

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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 Fountains of Neptune
The Fountains of Neptune
by Rikki Ducornet
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I was introduced to Rikki Ducornet by a fellow Powell's employee — now I'm passing my good fortune along. Ducornet's voice varies quite a bit throughout her work, but one word that might consistently describe it is rich. It is, at times, hard to... (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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Human Resources: Stories (Tin House New Voice)
Human Resources: Stories (Tin House New Voice)
by Josh Goldfaden
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Josh Goldfaden's debut book, Human Resources is an often hilarious, perfectly crafted, spot-on collection of inventive and moving stories which include pirates, litter removal specialists, Bruce Springsteen, and an intelligent fern. They're some of the... (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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Specimen Days
Specimen Days
by Michael Cunningham
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Specimen Days, a novel in three parts, showcases Michael Cunningham's capacity to evoke complex characters and expansive emotional reactions. Featuring a host of shifting but related characters — including a lizard-like alien and a precocious boy with... (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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Mortals
Mortals
by Norman Rush
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Mortals includes Botswanan politics, the role of philosophy and religion in government, and covert intelligence operations, but at heart, it's a wonderful and desperate love story. Norman Rush is the most skillful and complex of the writers I've... (read more)

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Selfish and Perverse
Selfish and Perverse
by Bob Smith
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Entertaining, romantic, and extremely funny, Bob Smith's debut novel is the improbably charming story of Nelson Kunker, a young comedian who can't decide between the famous, gorgeous Dylan or the stable, sane (but also gorgeous) Roy. Selfish and Perverse... (read more)

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Fallen
Fallen
by David Maine
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Historical fiction can be a tough balance between fact and imagination. Biblical fiction, by extension, can be even more difficult to pull off — loaded as the stories and characters are with centuries of interpretation and emotion. Fallen succeeds... (read more)

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America America
America America
by Ethan Canin
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America America is a sweeping, epic story that more fully explores themes Canin has written about previously — class, politics, fatherhood, wealth, and power — in a seamless and beautiful multigenerational American saga. Both an important work... (read more)

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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The Likeness
The Likeness
by Tana French
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It's hard to follow up a sterling debut with something that's equally riveting — and even harder to come up with a better book than the first one. But Tana French has pulled off just this feat with The Likeness, a harrowing novel that will keep you up... (read more)

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The Highest Tide: A Novel
The Highest Tide: A Novel
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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Averno : Poems (06 Edition)
Averno : Poems (06 Edition)
by Louise Gluck
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Averno is one of the best new collections of poetry I've read in years. This is Glück at her most accomplished and haunting — her voice has absolute authority and conviction, yet the poems' themes ring with doubt and loss. Averno is centered around... (read more)

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K. Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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