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Goldengrove
Goldengrove
by Francine Prose
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I normally prefer Francine Prose's nonfiction, but Goldengrove is an irresistible novel. A lyrical, character-driven meditation on grief, it is also a timeless coming-of-age story that's impossible to put down.... (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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Full Dark, No Stars
Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King
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Stephen King has done much of his best writing in the long-story form (including the novellas The Body, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, and The Langoliers), and Full Dark, No Stars proves no exception. These four tales are sinister, violent... (read more)

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Turn of Mind
Turn of Mind
by Alice LaPlante
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Alice LaPlante's remarkable debut novel is a page-turning mystery written with spellbinding language. But even more than that, it's an incredibly intimate portrait of a deteriorating mind. Heartbreaking, intelligent, and lyrical, Turn of Mind introduces... (read more)

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Intuition: A Novel
Intuition: A Novel
by Allegra Goodman
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Allegra Goodman is well known for her skillful, nuanced, and irreverent prose from such novels as Kaaterskill Falls and Paradise Park. Although the prose is just as strong in Intuition, the story and characters are so engrossing it's hard to slow down... (read more)

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Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
by Ellen Sandbeck
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Ellen Sandbeck, author of Eat More Dirt and Green Housekeeping, brings us a thorough guide to living more healthfully with less stress, less money, and less impact on our planet. Green Barbarians is an amusing and refreshing handbook that includes... (read more)

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Son of a Witch: A Novel
Son of a Witch: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire
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Son of a Witch is a pitch-perfect sequel to Wicked — as though Maguire hadn't written several other books in dramatically varied voices in the meantime. But his new novel is more meditative, symbolic, and unexpectedly relevant than its predecessor. Son... (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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The Cookbook Collector
The Cookbook Collector
by Allegra Goodman
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The Cookbook Collector is the lovely, unusual story of two very different sisters creating their lives at the end of the 20th century. Allegra Goodman has outdone herself with this funny, complex, rich, and rewarding new novel. Readers who enjoy fiction... (read more)

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What to Eat
What to Eat
by Marion Nestle
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I thought I knew quite a bit about food — I take flaxseed oil supplements because I'm a vegetarian, try to buy local organic produce, and buy my dairy antibiotic-free. But this information-packed book taught me that there's plenty I didn't realize... (read more)

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The Goods: Volume 1
The Goods: Volume 1
by McSweeney's
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An activity book from the irreverent folks at McSweeney's that will delight children of all ages and make adults laugh out loud too? Yes, please. Hilarious, thoroughly entertaining, and genuinely useful, The Goods is the perfect gift for smart kids (and... (read more)

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Trouble
Trouble
by Kate Christensen
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In Trouble, Kate Christensen explores a tangle of friendship, desire, and escape. Sharply funny, intelligent, and moving, this psychologically astute novel is the perfect smart summer read.... (read more)

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Under the Dome
Under the Dome
by Stephen King
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Well-written, compelling, and intelligent on ethical questions, this epic is worth its daunting page count. Reminiscent of his earlier work, particularly The Stand and It, Under the Dome is Stephen King's best book in years.... (read more)

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The Mind's Eye (Vintage)
The Mind's Eye (Vintage)
by Oliver Sacks
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Oliver Sacks, as fascinating, empathetic, and formidably talented as always, focuses on six individuals who've lost what we think of as essential abilities, including reading, face recognition, and speech. The Mind's Eye is a mesmerizing and exhilarating... (read more)

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The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table
The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table
by Theodore Gray
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This gorgeous photographic card deck is a more portable version of Theodore Gray's bestselling book The Elements, and it's just as impossible to stop flipping through. With a beautifully represented element on every card, this deck is a wonderful... (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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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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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
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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 Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster
The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster
by Kaye Gibbons
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In 1987, Kaye Gibbons published Ellen Foster, the remarkable story of an orphan who struggles to claim her own identity in a violent and chaotic world. The sequel — The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster — has been worth the wait. In her new novel... (read more)

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The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster
The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster
by Kaye Gibbons
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In 1987, Kaye Gibbons published Ellen Foster, the remarkable story of an orphan who struggles to claim her own identity in a violent and chaotic world. The sequel — The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster — has been worth the wait. In her new novel... (read more)

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