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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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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls
Staff Pick
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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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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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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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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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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Beatrice and Virgil
Beatrice and Virgil
by Yann Martel
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Make no mistake, this is a novel about the Holocaust. But it's unlike any other, tackling the tenderness and the horror of human nature by focusing on animals. Henry is changed by the story of Beatrice the donkey and Virgil the howler monkey, and you... (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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A Hell of Mercy: A Meditation on Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul
A Hell of Mercy: A Meditation on Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul
by Tim Farrington
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This small book contains a condensation of wisdom and experience that is best savored slowly. Farrington does an admirable job of comparing and distinguishing the mood or clinical state of depression and the spiritual condition often referred to as the... (read more)

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Bird Cloud: A Memoir
Bird Cloud: A Memoir
by Annie Proulx
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Annie Proulx's love of research transforms this tale of home-building into a chronicle of its Wyoming locale — the wildlife, weather, Native American history, and present-day ranchers. Seasoned with stories from Proulx's own French Canadian roots, Bird... (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 Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith
The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith
by Stephanie Saldana
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I almost left this book on the shelf, thinking it was just a spinoff of Eat, Pray, Love. I'm so glad I didn't! The bones of the story are similar: woman travels to foreign country on the heels of an emotional breakup and finds true love (that last part... (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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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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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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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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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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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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