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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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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 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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The Martian
The Martian
by Andy Weir
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself... (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 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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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
by Ann Patchett
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Known primarily for her novels, Ann Patchett has collected here many of her excellent essays. From acquiring a dog to traveling by RV, Patchett adroitly steers the reader through a smorgasbord of topics. The essay on writing is masterfully written and... (read more)

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Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line
by Michael Gibney
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USAdvance praise for Sous Chef   “A terrific nuts-and-bolts account of the real business of cooking as told from the trenches. No nonsense. This is what it takes.”—Anthony Bourdain   “This is excellent writing&mdash... (read more)

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Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
by Ann Patchett
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Patchett's eloquent prose gives a vivid portrait of the friendship that she and Lucy Grealy shared. I applaud Patchett's honesty and her refusal to gloss over the difficulties of their friendship. When I found out that Lucy Grealy had died, I was stunned... (read more)

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The Republic of Thieves
The Republic of Thieves
by Scott Lynch
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Third in the Gentleman Bastard series, Lynch's dialogue often had me guffawing out loud and wiggling my toes in glee. I found the plot wildly entertaining and enjoyed myself immensely. If you haven't read The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas under Red... (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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Vitro
Vitro
by Jessica Khoury
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A fast-paced thrill ride that leaves the reader nearly breathless. A mysterious email from her mother sends 17-year-old Sophie Crue on a dangerous journey to a remote island. What she finds there will change everything she believes about herself and her... (read more)

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The Here and Now
The Here and Now
by Ann Brashares
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Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her husband and their four children. ... (read more)

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The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker
Staff Pick
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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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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The Diviners
The Diviners
by Libba Bray
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The Diviners is a deliciously creepy supernatural thriller set in 1920s New York. Bray does a masterful job creating memorable characters and setting the stage for the second book in the series. An impressive amount of research went into this novel, but... (read more)

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Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
by Gail Caldwell
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On the surface it seems so simple: two women, two dogs, and one friendship. The dogs bring them together, but the friendship quickly becomes a force that sustains and nurtures them both. Caldwell's prose shines like afternoon sun hitting the water.... (read more)

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Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table
Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table
by Suzanne Goin and Teri Gelber
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Everything I've made from this book is outstanding. These are recipes that beg to be cooked, devoured, and made again and again. Here is a cookbook to cook from, not just another bunch of pretty pictures accompanied by insanely complicated directions.... (read more)

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A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
by Ruth Kassinger
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A witty and engaging history of the first botanists, interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger recounts with grace and humor her journey from brown thumb to green... (read more)

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Oprah's Book Club Selection #62)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Oprah's Book Club Selection #62)
by David Wroblewski
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The perfect book to curl up with on a blustery afternoon, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a not-so-simple tale of a Wisconsin boy and his dogs. An eloquent exploration of both inner and outer landscapes, this novel will wind about your psyche and will... (read more)

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