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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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The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate... (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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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's... (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 Magician's Land
The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman
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The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy   Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the... (read more)

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The Queen of the Tearling
The Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
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“The Queen of the Tearling is destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansens writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I cant wait for the next book.” Amy McCulloch, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow... (read more)

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Excavation: A Memoir
Excavation: A Memoir
by Wendy C. Ortiz
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Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher fifteen... (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 Glass Sentence
The Glass Sentence
by S. E. Grove
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She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.   Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed... (read more)

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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
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E. LOCKHART is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren... (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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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 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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For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington... (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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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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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 Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
by Lewis Dartnell
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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of... (read more)

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Conversion
Conversion
by Katherine Howe
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible.   Its senior year at St. Joans Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for... (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 Outsorcerer's Apprentice
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
by Tom Holt
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A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragons layer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their... (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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