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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore
Staff Pick
Christopher Moore's Lamb is an utterly hilarious take on the story of Jesus. Told from the perspective of Jesus' smart-ass best friend, Biff, it is irreverent without being disrespectful. Lamb, or any of Moore's books, would be perfect for someone who... (read more)

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Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Review
"[Lahiri] announces herself as a wonderfully distinctive new voice. Indeed, Ms. Lahiri's prose is so eloquent and assured that the reader easily forgets the 'Interpreter of Maladies' is a young writer's first book...Ms. Lahiri chronicles her characters... (read more)

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
Staff Pick
One of these days I'll find the time to construct an actual review of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, but until I do let these words stand as my pledge: You will not regret purchasing this book. Further: You're unlikely to find more pure... (read more)

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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
Staff Pick
Beautifully told, and entirely inspiring, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an exceptional look at the heroic life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Providing health care for hundreds of thousands in a remote, impoverished region of Haiti, Farmer's incomparable dedication... (read more)

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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
Review
"The first great novel of the new millennium." --Newsday "Absorbing... expertly rendered... Virtuosic storytelling [is] on display." --The New York Times "Brilliant... Opulent... Atwood is a poet.... as well as a contriver of... (read more)

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A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
by J L Carr
Staff Pick
Oh my God — this is just amazingly beautiful: so perfect, so exquisite!  A wounded war vet accepts a commission to restore a long-forgotten mural on a church wall in a tiny English village. The nuance and small moments that make up this gorgeous... (read more)

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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
Review
US“As powerful as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. . . . Reading Murakami . . . is a striking experience in consciousness expansion.” -The Chicago Tribune “An insistently metaphysical mind-bender.” -The New Yorker “If he has not... (read more)

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Hidden Wholeness : the Journey Toward an Undivided Life (04 Edition)
Hidden Wholeness : the Journey Toward an Undivided Life (04 Edition)
by Parker J. Palmer
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In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that... (read more)

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Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber
by Diana Gabaldon
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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
About the Author
Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one... (read more)

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Under the Skin
Under the Skin
by Michel Faber
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Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Scarlett Johansson   "A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down." -- Kate Atkinson   "The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels... (read more)

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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
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Opened Ground Selected Poems 1966-1996 (98 Edition)
Opened Ground Selected Poems 1966-1996 (98 Edition)
by Seamus Heaney
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"[This collection] eloquently confirms his status as the most skillful and profound poet writing in English today."--Edward Mendelson, The New York Times Book Review "Perhaps the best descriptions of Seamus Heaney's extraordinarily rich and varied... (read more)

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The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
by Kenneth Libbrecht
Review
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 16, 2006 (circ.: Orange County edition: 187,300; LA edition: 908,000; Valley edition: 200,600)"With a series of books, photographs and a Web site (www.snowcrystals.com) that gets 2 million hits a year, Libbrecht is expanding his... (read more)

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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
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A high-stakes adventure and hilarious ode to self-esteem for fans of Oliver Jeffers, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken. Nadine can talk a blue streak, and one day she tells a real whopper: she isn't afraid of... (read more)

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Remainder (Vintage Originals)
Remainder (Vintage Originals)
by Tom McCarthy
Staff Pick
Would you trade memories for money? What if you didn't have a choice? If you didn't remember what caused your memory loss, how would you spend the settlement that resulted? In Tom McCarthy's Remainder, the unnamed man chooses to recapture imagined... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
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Of the many transformations that architecture has undergone throughout history, none is more important to the Renaissance than Filippo Brunelleschi's dome design for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence. Few books have introduced Renaissance... (read more)

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers is the author of four books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, How We Are Hungry, and What Is the What. He is the editor of McSweeneys, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder... (read more)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
About the Author
Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead. Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming... (read more)

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Stardust: Being a Romance Within The Realms of Faerie
Stardust: Being a Romance Within The Realms of Faerie
by Neil Gaiman
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“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.” Milwaukee Journal... (read more)

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