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Magic's Pawn

Mercedes Lackey

In Magic's Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life--an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards. A new addition to Lackey's Valdemar kingdom... (read more)

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Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias

Jane Velez Mitchell

On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The... (read more)

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I Am Maru


It is embarrassing how much I've been looking forward to this book. If you're even remotely fond of cats and aren't yet familiar with Maru, you're in for a treat. His contortionist antics have delighted YouTube viewers the world over, and while some... (read more)

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2012
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Will Self

Radical and uncompromising, Umbrella is a tour de force from one of England's most acclaimed contemporary writers, and Self 's most ambitious novel to date. It is 1971, and Zachary Busner is a maverick psychiatrist who has just begun working at a... (read more)

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)

Anthony Bourdain

When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable... (read more)

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My Life as a White Trash Zombie

Diana Rowland

Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahls treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris—Mzatals summoner protégé who was... (read more)

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Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing

Jim Yardley

Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley brings us an entertaining account of a season with the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. In an attempt to improve his team, owner Boss Wang hires a former NBA coach (the... (read more)

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