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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Karen Russell
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If Flannery O'Connor had somehow become enamored of magical realism, she might have created a short story collection such as this. Russell is evidently entranced by youth, and her various and sundry child characters are brought vividly to life in... (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 Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
by William Faulkner
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Faulkner is in a class of his own, and this is his best work. Moving seamlessly from its opening incoherence to its revelatory finale, it's almost as if he is teaching you how to read the novel as you are reading it! A family drama with some of the most... (read more)

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The Third Policeman (John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series)
The Third Policeman (John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series)
by Flann Obrien
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One of the funniest books I have ever read, but also one of the most profoundly unsettling. This is a story told by a robber/murderer who ends up at a police station and discusses such vital issues as the location of eternity, the earth's sausage shape... (read more)

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Brothers K (92 Edition)
Brothers K (92 Edition)
by David James Duncan
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As a Northwesterner (or recovering Southerner) and a baseball fanatic, I highly recommend The Brothers K. From laugh out loud funny to tear in your eye sad, this book does everything you hope a novel will. It's a love letter to everything that's great... (read more)

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Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
by Uzodinma Iweala
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See Africa through the words of a gifted young writer named Uzodinma Iweala, whose debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, exposes the genocide plaguing that continent in a car-crash voice that won't let you turn away.... (read more)

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Beasts of No Nation (P.S.)
Beasts of No Nation (P.S.)
by Uzodinma Iweala
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Told from the perspective of Agu, a child soldier in an unnamed West African war zone, Iweala somehow manages to create a strikingly intriguing coming-of-age tale that simultaneously explores some of the darkest moral abysses imaginable. Agu's halting... (read more)

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Reamde
Reamde
by Neal Stephenson
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A fast-paced departure from Stephenson's established brand of technology-driven storytelling, this nail-biter dives headlong into the present-day global economy and propels the reader on a worldwide adventure, complete with international spies, jihadists,... (read more)

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The Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
by Chris Adrian
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You would think that any novel attempting to conflate the best elements of Scrubs, Noah's Ark, and Lord of the Flies would necessarily be too overwrought and/or gimmicky, but this story is intensely compelling from its first pages. Adrian is obviously... (read more)

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