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Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780770436438
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Published: Hogarth Press - October 6th, 2015

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Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393248456
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

10:04 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780865478107
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 2nd, 2014

A Field Guide to Getting Lost Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143037248
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Published: Penguin Books - June 27th, 2006

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Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781608463862
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2014

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Too Loud a Solitude Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780156904582
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Published: Mariner Books - April 27th, 1992

For thirty-five years, Hanta has been compacting wastepaper and books, and it's his love story. Set in Prague under Communist rule, Hanta sees thousands of books destroyed under his watch. But he "saves" as many as he can and collects them in his home. He may be simple, and at times just plain foolish, but he loves his books as ardently as any intellectual. My favorite book of all time, I reread this book over and over again, and its beautiful, rambling sentences become my own kind of devotional. I absolutely love this book for its silly, misguided narrator and his compulsive love for the written word.


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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307718341
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 22nd, 2013

A quiet green notebook with "Provence, 1970" scribbled on the cover was found by M.F.K. Fisher's nephew buried in a storage unit afer her death. From the notebook, letters, and her diaries, he pieces together the story of one winter spent in Provence cooking, musin, and collaborating with Paul and Julia Child, James Beard, Richard Olney, and a number of mid-century chefs. You'll delight in the peculiarities of the personalities, the elaborate menus, and the remembrances of a life well liked.


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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451621389
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2013

I dare  you not to finish this book in one sitting. Everyone I know who has read it, including myself, has been unable to put it down. The author chronicles her battle with a rare autoimmune disease that swiftly attacked her brain with symptoms that included psychotic breaks, seizures and catatonia. The doctors didn't know the cause and raced against time to find a cure. A fascinating look at how we diagnose and treat disease -- and how family, friends, and doctors came together to save a life.


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Birds of a Lesser Paradise Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781451643367
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 6th, 2012

This quietly beautiful story collection explores human relationships with animals and our frequently changing role within the animal kingdom. And it also shows us our own ruthless, reckless animal instinct. Her writing is playful and curious -- reminding me of Amy Hempel (who she studied under) and even the great Alice Munro. Highly recommended.


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
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Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

One of the best debut novels I've ever read. Period.