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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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Bobcat and Other Stories
Bobcat and Other Stories
by Rebecca Lee
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Rebecca Lee confessed in an interview that she's a "glacially slow" writer, and it's no wonder. Her language is so exquisitely wrought, and her affection for her characters so strong, that each story feels like a masterpiece. Bobcat is cosmopolitan... (read more)

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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit weaves seemingly disparate topics, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the birdman cult on Easter Island, with elements of her own life: her mother's advancing Alzheimer's, the collapse of a long-term relationship, a... (read more)

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The Best of McSweeney's
The Best of McSweeney's
by Dave Eggers
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Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal... (read more)

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Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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This is one of the best vampire novels since Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Although the author wrote the screenplay, too, there's still a lot that didn't find its way into the film. If you read one bloodsucking book this year make sure it's the... (read more)

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One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
by Lucy Corin
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Lucy Corin is a writer who will take on anything, and her new collection, comprised of three stories and 100 apocalyptic shorts, hums with an energy truly befitting the end of times. Don't be surprised if you experience conflicting emotions, from hope to... (read more)

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The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
by Alan de Queiroz
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Could a frog hitch a ride on some debris and float to another continent? Could a monkey cross the Atlantic unassisted? Biologist Alan de Queiroz presents a provocative investigation of the ways in which species may have dispersed throughout the world via... (read more)

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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"In this brilliant memoir, Lacy Johnson offers us a guide to the impossible — how to reconstruct a past when the past itself is shattered, each memory broken into pieces, left rattling around inside us. Sometimes flashes of poetry are all that we... (read more)

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When Did You See Her Last? (All The Wrong Questions #2)
When Did You See Her Last? (All The Wrong Questions #2)
by Lemony Snicket
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Get ready for mystery, mayhem, mistaken identities, misplaced melons, and more in the entertaining second installment of Snicket's "autobiographical" series. When a young Lemony investigates a girl's disappearance in the languishing town of Stain'd-by... (read more)

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Hot Pink
Hot Pink
by Adam Levin
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Adam Levins debut novel The Instructions was one of the most buzzed-about books of 2010, a sprawling universe of “death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations and simple human warmth” (Rolling Stone). Now, in the stories of Hot... (read more)

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Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
by D.j. Waldie
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While most memoirs explore the intricacies of the self, Holy Land indulges in a different kind of exploration — one specifically tied to place. D. J. Waldie grew up in the '50s in Lakewood, California — a sprawling planned community that... (read more)

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