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Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge?... (read more)

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Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age

Gary Marcus

Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is... (read more)

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Dragons Love Tacos

Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

This scrumptious read-aloud has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets... (read more)

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The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel

Kiran Desai

From the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard comes a masterpiece set in a corner of the Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life — Kiran Desai's new novel about belonging and estrangement, exile and homecoming, is... (read more)

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The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us about What It Means to Be Alive

Brian Christian

The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs... (read more)

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A Treacherous Paradise

Henning Mankell

In 1904, Hanna Renstrom boards a ship bound for Australia hoping to escape the cold and poverty that have dominated her life in Sweden. Her harrowing journey lands her in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white colonists rule, where... (read more)

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The Iliad

Homer and Stephen Mitchell

Tolstoy called The Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homers story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations... (read more)

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage... (read more)

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