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Caroline M. Recommends

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Ruthanne Recommends

“This a story of the natural world – the incredible life of trees. It is also a story of activism and contains a very important message about our world.””


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Ruthanne Recommends

“A memoir told from one of the most unique voices I’ve ever encountered. Lara chronicles her odds-defying journey toward victory in the world’s longest and most difficult horse race. Her story is extraordinary, and her telling of it is pure poetry.””


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Kimberly Recommends

“For anyone who has experienced loss, this book will inspire you, help you understand the grief process in new ways, and provide you with practical, helpful advice to utilize each day.””


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100 Years of Solitude


Caroline M. Recommends

“This classic of magical realism is worth rereading – or reading for the first time! You will be transported into the history of Columbia, form the first import of ice to the rise of the banana industry – and a lot in between.””


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“Ever dream of running away from your problems? If you have, you’re in good company with Arthur Less, the anxiety-ridden protagonist of this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Greer’s exceptional writing brought to life a character who, despite his self-c…”


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“This is a story of friendship, a river trip, a forest fire, and a possible murder. Heller describes a place in a way that takes you there. You will not want to leave this haunting story.””


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“The full inside story of the scandal behind Theranos. The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes also featured in the HBO documentary “The Inventor””


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“Another book by Mary Norris – an author who loves the alphabet and alphabetizing as much as I do!””


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“A stunning tale of love and loss told through the perspective of Lincoln’s flashbacks and through ghosts in Willie Lincoln’s crypt. Half historical, half fictional, this twist on Abraham Lincoln’s grief is absolutely powerful!””


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“This is a wonderful story of two worlds and the surprising way they meet. Japan, the tsunami of 2011, a lost lunch box and zen Buddhism – it is all here. I love Ruth Ozeki!””


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“Let’s face it… Dave Barry is a funny guy – and reading his books always makes you laugh and smile a lot. But this book will not only make you laugh – it will certainly bring you to tears at times. It is poignant and filled with expressions of gratit…”


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“In 1945 London, 14 year old Nathaniel and his sister are mysteriously left with a neighbor they call ‘The Moth’ while their parents supposedly go off to Singapore. What follows is a haunting tale of their exploration of a new London told in beautifu…”


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“A lot of professors might give talks that are similarly titled. For this professor, it was truly his last lecture. This dying man imparted his wisdom to the world through this speech, but most of all directly to his students. This book is humorous,…”


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“A personal friend of renowned artist Louis Bourgeois, Jean Frémon presents a celebratory and experimental rendering of the author’s life. Part biography, part philosophical extrapolation on the untold beauty of spiders, this book will undoubtedly ca…”


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“A fascinating look into the beginnings of our universe, giving an intriguing insight into the physical laws that bind it, and all matter within it, together. An interesting and simple premise that the universe is under to no obligation to make sense…”


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“We are all lucky to be alive at the same time as this creative genius!””


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“So much more than a love story, this tale of illness and recovery – both mental and physical – offers and intimate look into the lives of immigrant families to New York in the 1970s and beyond. The joy and loss woven into this saga of two families i…”


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“Deeply moving and brilliantly written, I could not put this book down. Dani’s story raises so many issues about identity, infertility, science, technology, spirituality, family and love… to mention a few. A fascinating and powerful book. You must re…”


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“Heart-wrenching, raw, honest, and breath-taking, Aciman takes you on a journey through young love. Every word inspired, the novel is set in the 1980s Italian countryside. Once you pick it up, you won’t be able to set it down.””


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“Nightvale is a desert town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are part of everyday life. This book is based off the podcast that truly blew my mind. It’s so eerie and funny in the most nonchalant way. This book is the story of…”


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“This book is too good to put down! It’s humorous, sophisticated, and luxurious. A Gentleman in Moscow plunges the reader into a tumultuous time in Russian history while following the story of Count Alexander Rostov, an “unrepentant aristocrat” under…”


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“They say that when you’re in love with someone, the two of you are destined to be together. Connell and Marianne aren’t in love, but destiny keeps pushing them together anyway. Their story is raw, pulsing with the passion and uncertainty of young ad…”


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All The Light We Cannot See


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“The most deeply moving novel I have ever read! The characters will remain with you long after you finish this book. It’s heartwarming, touching, and filled with poetic beautiful writing.””


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“First things first, this is my favorite book of all time. The concept of the Germans & Japanese winning WII is what piqued my interest at first, but P.K.D. is such a phenomenal writer, and this is truly one of his greatest works. A stunning read…”


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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit


Steve Recommends

In 1986, 20 year old Christopher Knight, desiring to escape modern life, disappeared into the harsh Maine woods near his home. He did not stay anonymous for long. In order to stay alive, he stole what he needed to survive from the cabins scattered ar…”


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Drunks: An American History


Mitchell Recommends

Chris Finan’s new history is an eye opening, humanistic account of those millions of Americans who have struggled, are now struggling or who are in long-term recovery from the effects of alcoholism. He colorfully presents the journey that’s been take…”


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Exit West


Mitchell Recommends

With a nod toward magical realism, Exit West presents the moving story of Saeed and Nadia, and in the process gives us heartbreaking insight into the plight of political refugees. This novel is full of humanity and I dare anyone finishing it not to f…”


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El Salvaje


Rocio G. Recommends

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA guionista de las películas Amores perros, 21 gramos y Babel. Director de “Lejos de la tierra quemada”. En su novela utiliza una narrativa espejo en donde dos historias se entrelazan de una manera extraordinaria al leerla sin cambiar…”


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The Dreamers


Caroline M. Recommends

I absolutely could not put this book down. “The Dreamers” is a triumph in imagination and the art of storytelling. Karen Thompson Walker slowly unfolds her disturbing plot in an entirely creepy yet thrillingly delicate way. A strange sleeping sicknes…”


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City of Thieves


Aaron Recommends

Before he became the show-runner for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Benioff wrote two damned fine novels. City of Thieves is an absolute page-turner. If you’re looking for something so compelling the pages turn themselves, this is your tipple. Also good for…”


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No Country For Old Men


Dylan Recommends

This book takes place near the Texas-Mexico border which to be honest, westerns never really caught my attention. But this book reeled me in right away. McCarthy’s way of describing the environment, modern day border life and its surroundings captiva…”


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Enchantée


Caroline M. Recommends

This YA fantasy novel is Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” meets “Les Miserables” meets “Harry Potter” and it’s amazing! Set during the French Revolution, Gita Trelease weaves a story so charming and compelling I could not put it down. Apparently th…”


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