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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls
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Lily Casey Smith is a woman who won't take no for an answer if there's any way around it. She embarks on journeys and has experiences that only someone with iron-willed character could survive: As a child, she gets her young siblings up a cottonwood tree... (read more)

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Above Portland
Above Portland
by Bruce Forster and Chet Orloff
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Finally, my fantasy of seeing Portland from the air is fulfilled! Not by riding in a traffic copter, as I'd imagined, but by turning the pages of this gorgeous book. Celebrated Oregon photographer Bruce Forster's low-level aerial photos (including a few... (read more)

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Infidel
Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Ali's memoir Infidel reveals an extraordinary woman who survived a harrowing early life, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and was elected to that country's Parliament before death threats landed her under 24-hour guard. Not every... (read more)

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls
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Lily Casey Smith is a woman who won't take no for an answer if there's any way around it. She embarks on journeys and has experiences that only someone with iron-willed character could survive: As a child, she gets her young siblings up a cottonwood tree... (read more)

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In the Conpany of Angels (10 Edition)
In the Conpany of Angels (10 Edition)
by Thomas E. Kennedy
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It's a rare book that can both haunt and inspire. The lead characters' efforts to recover from shattering events are traced with compassion, deep intelligence, and an almost miraculous hope. As if that weren't enough, the home life of the psychotherapist... (read more)

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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
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Kathryn Stockett's characters aren't just memorable — they're the kind you start to miss the minute you turn the last page. Set in Mississippi in 1962, they speak from a world careening toward great and long-overdue change, in voices resonating with... (read more)

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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
by Simon Winchester
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This biography of the Atlantic Ocean encompasses myth and geology, trade and war and discovery — proving once again that Winchester knows how to dig deep and sift out the story. An engrossing tale from a master storyteller.... (read more)

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Nobody Move
Nobody Move
by Denis Johnson
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Jimmy Luntz has a knack for survival, if not for much else. Despite the trouble his gambler's instincts keep getting him into, he's a character with heart — which keeps getting in the way when it's time to pull the trigger. A smokin' good story.... (read more)

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson
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Absolutely delightful! Simonson's deftly drawn characters continue to surprise, even when you think you've got them pegged — and Major Pettigrew reminds us that thinking we've got someone pegged is only one of the failures of modern manners. Pettigrew... (read more)

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Nobody Move
Nobody Move
by Denis Johnson
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Denis Johnson never ceases to amaze, going from a National Book Award to this quick and dirty pulp novel — a transition that would seem strained if not for the evident ease with which he executes this diction switch. Must be read to be believed.... (read more)

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In the Company of Angels
In the Company of Angels
by Thomas E. Kennedy
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It's a rare book that can both haunt and inspire. The lead characters' efforts to recover from shattering events are traced with compassion, deep intelligence, and an almost miraculous hope. As if that weren't enough, the home life of the psychotherapist... (read more)

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin
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In this story of race and youth, of tragedies that time alone cannot heal, and the ways we still need each other even when it seems too late, Franklin beautifully captures human relationships in both their simplicity and unutterable complexities.... (read more)

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Work Song
Work Song
by Ivan Doig
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From the moment Morgan steps off the train and discovers that the trunk holding all his worldly possessions is missing — and that the stationmaster thinks it's just a ruse — this story, about a man who can't escape his past yet longs for a chance at... (read more)

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Noah's Compass
Noah's Compass
by Anne Tyler
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Waking in a hospital with no memory of a burglar's attack, Liam takes steps to recover that memory and finds his life opening up in unexpected ways. Tyler's seemingly ordinary characters are crafted with such depth and compassion, you'll begin to see the... (read more)

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Ask Me about My Divorce: Women Open Up about Moving On
Ask Me about My Divorce: Women Open Up about Moving On
by Candace Walsh
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How refreshing! The women who tell these stories about their divorces, while not denying the inevitable grief and new challenges they must face, celebrate the selves they discover — or rediscover — as they embark on a new chapter of life. One of the... (read more)

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Love Again: A Novel
Love Again: A Novel
by Doris Lessing
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Lessing has dared to take on the topic of new love — in the life of a woman in her 60s. It's not one of contemporary fiction's more popular territories, especially since it doesn't involve a man sweeping the main character off her feet, finally... (read more)

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The Art of the Sonnet
The Art of the Sonnet
by Stephen Burt and David Mikics
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You can read this book for its remarkable selection from 450 years of English-language sonnets, or delve into the accompanying essays through which Burt and Mikics shed light on why — and how — the sonnet has remained one of the longest-lived verse... (read more)

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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
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Kathryn Stockett's characters aren't just memorable — they're the kind you start to miss the minute you turn the last page. Set in Mississippi in 1962, they speak from a world careening toward great and long-overdue change, in voices resonating with... (read more)

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New European Poets
New European Poets
by Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer
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New European Poets is a collection whose publication is long overdue. Where else can you read contemporary poetry from Malta, Hungary, Iceland, and Belarus, not to mention Ireland, Italy, and Poland, all between the same two covers? The editors have done... (read more)

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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
by Jen Yates
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In this day and age, any book that can make me laugh out loud earns top o' the list. Some of the pictures in this book are hilarious in themselves, but Yates adds captions with humor ranging from subtle to over-the-top. Keep Cake Wrecks handy for when... (read more)

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