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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
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A compassionate look at how the medical industry currently handles aging, terminal illness, and end-of-life issues. Often medical professionals ignore quality of life, or a person's overall well-being, in favor of more treatments. There are no easy... (read more)

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The Martian
The Martian
by Andy Weir
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An absolutely riveting adventure about an astronaut stranded on Mars and what he must do to survive. White-knuckle, nail-biting sci-fi adventure at its best. You will never look at a potato the same way after reading this.... (read more)

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
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Mixing large doses of high tech, a mysterious bookstore, and an entire army of bibliophiles, this charming novel is a booklover's dream. You will be entranced by Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, with its shadowy customers and shelves teetering on the edge of... (read more)

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The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
by Helene Wecker
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A brilliant blend of historical fiction and literary fantasy set in late 19th-century New York. Beautifully written and carefully researched, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two beings straight out of mythology: a jinni and a golem... (read more)

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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
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During Cady's 15th summer on the island, she had an accident. She doesn't remember what happened, just that she gets terrible headaches. Lockhart weaves a suspenseful tale, building to a wallop of a surprise ending.... (read more)

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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Not only is The Left Hand of Darkness a masterpiece of ideas, invention, and language, but it takes conventional assumptions about gender and grinds them into a fine, powdery dust. Published in 1969, the book won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and went... (read more)

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh
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Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material... (read more)

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The Enchanted
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld
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Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted is a book like no other. Set in a crumbling prison, the characters are the prisoners on death row, the grieving warden, the corrupt guard, the lady trying to stay the execution, the fallen priest, the white-haired boy, the... (read more)

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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
by Kevin Ashton
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Drawing on countless examples of innovators and inventors, Ashton reminds us by example that creativity depends on hard work and perseverance, with a splash or two of genius topping off the mix. You might not reinvent the wheel after reading this, but... (read more)

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The Glass Sentence
The Glass Sentence
by S. E. Grove
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It's 1891 in Boston, but time hasn't quite been the same since the Great Disruption. It varies, depending on where in the world you are. Sophia lives with her uncle, a renowned cartographer who suddenly gets kidnapped. Sophia sets out to find him, and... (read more)

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All Our Names
All Our Names
by Dinaw Mengestu
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The story of two young men named Isaac who meet during an African revolution, one of whom stays in Africa, the other who comes to America. A powerful exploration of identity and what it means to be an outsider.... (read more)

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Among Others
Among Others
by Jo Walton
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Serious readers spend half their lives consumed by what they are reading. I haven't seen a novel that so vividly illustrates this as Among Others does. I've been reading science fiction and fantasy since a young age, and I loved how Walton, a constant... (read more)

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Excavation: A Memoir
Excavation: A Memoir
by Wendy C. Ortiz
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In this searingly honest memoir of growing up during the '80s and '90s in Southern California, Ortiz brilliantly narrates her five-year relationship with a teacher 15 years her senior. This is a work of startling incandescence and raw beauty.... (read more)

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
Staff Pick
Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch
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Scads of witty dialogue, a story packed full of twists and turns, and two of the cheekiest thieves you'll ever meet... What more could a reader ask for? The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and the two books that... (read more)

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The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
by George R. R. Martin and Elio Garcia and Linda Antonssen
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You've seen the show and read the books, but still you have questions. Fret not; The World of Ice and Fire is here to answer them all. From the Dawn Age to the Targaryen kings, the history of Westeros awaits you. Chock-full of maps and illustrations... (read more)

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The Martian
The Martian
by Andy Weir
Staff Pick
An absolutely riveting adventure about an astronaut stranded on Mars and what he must do to survive. White-knuckle, nail-biting sci-fi adventure at its best. You will never look at a potato the same way after reading this.... (read more)

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The Magician's Land
The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman
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The Magician's Land brings Grossman's trilogy to a triumphant conclusion. Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the land he once ruled. He sets out on new adventures with Plum, a young magician. Meanwhile, Janet and Eliot fight to save Fillory... (read more)

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The New Best Recipe (Best Recipe)
The New Best Recipe (Best Recipe)
by Cooks Illustrated
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Need to make cornbread? Roast a turkey? Make really tasty waffles? This is the cookbook I grab when I need recipes that work. Short on the eye candy, long on good explanations and extremely useful tips and techniques.... (read more)

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