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Tenth of December: Stories
Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders
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Clever, nuanced, and wholly original, Tenth of December is a short story collection that manages to venture into uncomfortable places in a very entertaining way. Saunders explores questions of morality and personal responsibility with a lightness of... (read more)

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Home
Home
by Marilynne Robinson
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Where Gilead was an introspective masterpiece of reflection and contemplation, Home is a refreshingly honest portrait of familial relationships over time. Robinson carefully breathes life into these characters with each passing sentence, until by the end... (read more)

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The Pale King
The Pale King
by David Foster Wallace
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The Pale King, David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, is an awe-inspiring tornado of a book. Even unfinished, it's worlds above what most writers can do: mesmerizing readers with a novel about IRS agents and boredom is a transcendent feat... (read more)

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
by Marisha Pessl
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What begins as an innocent (if quirky) adolescent tale swiftly transforms into an absorbing high school whodunit. If I had to compare it to a few recent films, it manages to come across both as gritty as Brick and as refreshing as Juno, but with a... (read more)

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The Case for God
The Case for God
by Karen Armstrong
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Karen Armstrong writes about religion the way that Michael Pollan writes about food — methodically, insightfully, and with an obvious passion for the subject matter. Covering everything from antiquity's caves deep below the earth to the modern... (read more)

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
by David Mitchell
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is set in Japan in the late 1700s and deals with trade relations between the Japanese and the Dutch. Mitchell begins by methodically detailing how outwardly different in custom and costume the two cultures are, which... (read more)

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A Naked Singularity
A Naked Singularity
by Sergio De La Pava
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A Naked Singularity is easily the funniest and most heartbreaking book I read this year. Told from the point of view of Casi, a 24-year-old public defender in Manhattan, its contents range from court transcripts to abstract philosophical discussions to... (read more)

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
by David Mitchell
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Widely praised, and rightfully so, as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, Mitchell has yet again created an amazing story that's wholly original and enthralling. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet fulfills the promise of Mitchell's... (read more)

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Pale King (11 Edition)
Pale King (11 Edition)
by David Foster Wallace
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If I told you this book consists of 500+ pages detailing the inner workings of the massive bureaucracy that is the Internal Revenue Service as well as the interior lives of the people who work there, you'd probably tell me it sounds like a great way to... (read more)

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
by Marisha Pessl
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What begins as an innocent (if quirky) adolescent tale swiftly transforms into an absorbing high school whodunit. If I had to compare it to a few recent films, it manages to come across both as gritty as Brick and as refreshing as Juno, but with a... (read more)

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The Wild Things
The Wild Things
by Dave Eggers
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Not content to reinforce the foundation of Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, Eggers instead architects entirely new additions. Young Max's psyche is fully formed, and the Wild Things themselves are given wonderfully eclectic personalities, ensuring... (read more)

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The Braindead Megaphone
The Braindead Megaphone
by George Saunders
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Braindead Megaphone is a wonderful collection of essays, containing everything from an exploration of the insane cultural edifice that is modern-day Dubai to a condemnation of the infuriating state of contemporary media (and the consequently dumbed-down... (read more)

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Home 1st Edition
Home 1st Edition
by Marilynne Robinson
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Set in the same time and place as Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's new masterpiece is at once profoundly sad and hopeful.... (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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The Great Night
The Great Night
by Chris Adrian
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Chris Adrian's inimitable flair for creating fantastic worlds just around the corner from our everyday routines is on full display in this modern adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. No one is better at mingling such searing emotion with whimsical... (read more)

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Imperfect Birds
Imperfect Birds
by Anne Lamott
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Lamott's down-to-earth language reveals the inner workings of a modern family to wonderful effect, exposing hidden addictions and quiet loves with equal aplomb, and showing a palpable, non-judgmental fondness for every character.... (read more)

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