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Little Failure: A Memoir
Little Failure: A Memoir
by Gary Shteyngart
Staff Pick
Gary Shteyngart is just as funny, lacerating, and intelligent in his memoir as he is in his novels. Little Failure is one of the first must-reads of the new year.... (read more)

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Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)
Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)
by Veronica Roth
Staff Pick
The final book in the Divergent series brings the story to a climactic and explosive finale. Like the first two books, Allegiant is complex, action-packed, well-written, and intelligent. Veronica Roth is one of the finest YA authors writing today; this... (read more)

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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
by Barbara Ehrenreich
PW Review
"Based on a notebook she started when she was 14 after a series of puzzling 'dissociative' episodes that verged on the mystical, Ehrenreich, best-known for her polemics on issues of social justice (Bright-Eyed; Bait and Switch), fashions an intensely... (read more)

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Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
by Bryce Andrews
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Bryce Andrews has written a fascinating account of the intersections between humans and wild animals, nature and violence, and our capacity for transformation. Badluck Way is mesmerizing.... (read more)

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The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes
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Lauren Beukes's extraordinary new mystery features a time-traveling serial killer and one of the most memorable heroines I've ever encountered. The Shining Girls is a compelling, oddly beautiful read from an original voice.... (read more)

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
by Joe Bageant
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Deer Hunting with Jesus is a hilarious, depressing, and painfully honest chronicle of an America often cited but rarely listened to: rural lower-class whites. With brilliant, spot-on detail, Joe Bageant reports on the historical, economic, and... (read more)

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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Staff Pick
Sex at Dawn is nonfiction at its best. Writing across a range of disciplines, from anthropology to philosophy, the authors explore and challenge everything we thought we knew about human sexuality in this provocative and profound book.... (read more)

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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
by Sloane Crosley
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Funny, charming, and self-effacing, Sloane Crosley's essays will resonate with you, whether or not you grew up playing Oregon Trail on the computer or have ever locked yourself out of your house — twice in the same day. Crosley's voice is uniquely... (read more)

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Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (2nd Edition)
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (2nd Edition)
by Toby Hemenway
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Gaia's Garden has been an indispensable reference for gardeners who want to turn their yards into ecosystems that work with nature to create gardens that are beautiful, beneficial (to insects, birds, and people), and self-sustaining. This second edition... (read more)

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Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
by William Todd Schultz
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Essential for fans of Elliott Smith. William Todd Schultz has written a beautiful, revelatory, and deeply thoughtful biography which never loses sight of music as the defining aspect of Smith's life.... (read more)

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Saving Fish from Drowning (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Saving Fish from Drowning (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Amy Tan
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Saving Fish from Drowning is a funny, almost magical look at group dynamics, altruism, and self-interest set against the beauty and repressive politics of Myanmar. Impressive and surprisingly moving.... (read more)

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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
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A fascinating attempt to see through the eyes of another creature, John Vaillant's The Tiger is an intelligent and beautifully written blend of history, anthropology, zoology, ecology, and adventure. Compelling and resonant, The Tiger is a rare work of... (read more)

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
Staff Pick
This "visual dictionary of curiosities" is charming, quirky, and endlessly entertaining. (It's also very hard to put down.) Fascinating images reproduced from wood engravings illustrate words from albatross and abracadabra to zibeth and zodiac."... (read more)

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The Emperor's Children
The Emperor's Children
by Claire Messud
Staff Pick
Absolutely brilliant. The best novel I've read in months, if not years, The Emperor's Children has left me powerfully moved; Claire Messud's knowledge of the human psyche is uncanny, and her characters became, in one afternoon, more important to me than... (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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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
by Theodore Gray
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Beautiful and informative, surprising and smart, The Elements will appeal to your inner geek (even if you didn't know you had one). With unique stories, bizarre facts, and dazzling photographs of the 118 elements in the periodic table, this book will... (read more)

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Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
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Favorite (and now local!) vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, of Vegan with a Vengeance and Veganomicon fame, brings us an antidote to a season of indulgence: incredibly delicious vegan recipes, with a focus on low fat and high fiber to make them even... (read more)

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Sex at Dawn
Sex at Dawn
by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Staff Pick
Sex at Dawn is nonfiction at its best. Writing across a range of disciplines, from anthropology to philosophy, the authors explore and challenge everything we thought we knew about human sexuality in this provocative and profound book.... (read more)

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New England White: A Novel
New England White: A Novel
by Stephen L. Carter
Staff Pick
I rarely read anything that could even vaguely be described as a thriller, but New England White, with its page-turning pace, multiple murders, and complex and far-reaching mysteries, must undoubtedly be called one. It is also a fascinating sociological... (read more)

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