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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
by Howard Zinn
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“Its a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and... (read more)

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The Bell Jar (P.S.)
The Bell Jar (P.S.)
by Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity... (read more)

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The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)
The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver
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In The Poisonwood Bible, a Baptist missionary takes his family to the Belgian Congo in the late '50s, endangering the lives of his wife and four daughters. Alternating between the voices of the mother and daughters, Kingsolver successfully paints the... (read more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Modern Classics) (P.S.)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Modern Classics) (P.S.)
by Zora Neale Hurston
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“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who dont know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most... (read more)

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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)
Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)
by Aldous Huxley
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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.)
The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.)
by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Ann-Marie MacDonald writes beautifully; her words wrap around you and envelop you. The Way the Crow Flies is engaging and evocative. She captures the pure joy and pain of childhood better than anyone since Margaret Atwood. That would be enough but then... (read more)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women... (read more)

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On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood (P.S.)
On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood (P.S.)
by Irmgard A Hunt
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Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden -- just steps from Adolf Hitler's alpine retreat -- Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening memoir, Hunt recounts a youth lived... (read more)

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
by Robert M. Pirsig
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One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and... (read more)

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Brave New World (P.S.)
Brave New World (P.S.)
by Aldous Huxley
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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
by Trevor Corson
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning... (read more)

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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar (P.S.)
Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar (P.S.)
by Adam Nicolson
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In October 1805 Lord Horatio Nelson, the most brilliant sea commander who ever lived, led the British Royal Navy to a devastating victory over the Franco-Spanish fleets at the great battle of Trafalgar. It was the foundation of Britain's nineteenth... (read more)

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary — and literary... (read more)

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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
by Eric Brende
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in... (read more)

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh continues to demonstrate his mastery of bringing complex concepts to lay readers with this brilliant book on the origins of the universe. Singh clearly presents an overview of the history of science, filled with colorful characters, and how... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art (P.S.)
Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art (P.S.)
by Rene Steinke
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My coworker Adrienne recommended this book to me, and I just gobbled it up whole. It's based on the life of the Baroness Elsa, a mess of a woman who did everything unthinkable, including unabashedly eating the heart out of the American art world. She's... (read more)

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The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paul Bowles
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I've recently been rereading some of my favorite books; or, at least, what I thought were my favorite books — I was surprised by how few of them I actually enjoyed after all these years. One of the exceptions, however, was Sheltering Sky. If... (read more)

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