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-Harriet Ward Beecher

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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

This book is worthy of all the buzz. I resisted reading it because it was just too popular. But man, it is so good! Marianne and Connell, two Irish teenagers ready for university, are trying to figure out who they are to themselves and each other in this complicated world. Sally Rooney can write! And the book is deliciously dark and smart. The must-read for the summer!


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The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

This book is for everyone who needs a little pick me up. And don't we all? Filled with illuminations and short observations on wide ranging topics - from gardening and pawn shops to cafes and libraries - Gay finds small fissures that let in the light. Quotable and joyful, this book is a true delight!


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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313577
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019

Melinda tells the story first person, which gives the reader a feeling of listening from across the kitchen table. Vulnerable, honest and funny. Perfect for fans of Michelle Obama's Becoming or Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. Empowering for teens and readers of all backgrounds!


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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525521037
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

If you're like me, you need guidance in life. And looking to Toni Morrison - in this case through a collection of essays, speeches and private thoughts put to the page - seems a reasonable place to start. Offering an intellectual and heartfelt perspective, Morrison gives solace and empowerment to the reader. An excellent and relevant addition to any thinker's library.


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The River: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
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Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

Peter Heller has taught me to love many things I didn't know I could, namely post-apocalyptic fiction and fly fishing. In The River, Heller took me on a terrifyingly beautiful canoe trip I won't soon forget. Weaving friendship, adventure and great books into a deceptively simple narrative is true art, and a very very good yarn.


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Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525511298
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Published: One World - April 2nd, 2019

Colorado stories told with a distinctly feminine voice, from the Northside and Westside neighborhoods of Denver across the entire 20th century. Latina and indigenous sisters, mothers, aunties and anonymous women who struggle to be heard, want to be seen, must be loved. It's the story of two Denvers, at times resentful but always in gratitude for those who came before. I absolutely devoured this book!


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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

Art imitates life imitates art, over and over again in this masterpiece of literary fiction. Luiselli brings to the page a story of many journeys, many origins, many books. Seamlessly, in a powerful novel about family and country, she tackles current events with grace and reality. I don't know how she pulled it off in advance, but this is the book to read of 2019.


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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061146305
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2007

A true classic; more than 20 years old and hasn't aged a day! What an adventure for the Beaudelaire siblings and their long lost, nefarious relatives. Full of excellent vocabulary. A treat to read aloud!


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The Optimistic Decade Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209346
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 30th, 2019

What do we do with the ideals and energy of youth? A timeless question considered and answered by several generations in this debut novel set on the western slope of Colorado. Among the high desert mesas, a family's legacy will be decided. Personal paths blazed. And some will leave the idealism of a grand landscape behind. Perfect fodder for a summer of escape!


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Katerina Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982101459
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 16th, 2019

Did you love Million Little Pieces? I did. And I felt bad for the public shame fest that clouded James Frey's reputation. He can write. Like fire. And if you want the rest of the story, you should read this book!


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Winnie's Great War Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316447126
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

We LOVED this book for a family read aloud! You'll learn new things and be amazed by one very special bear who inspired the world during an otherwise dark time in history. Wonderful themes of empathy, difference and joy. A_+


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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501152290
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Published: Scribner - June 4th, 2019

A life reflected in the many variations of a Colorado blue sky, this memoir comes from an understudy of Lucia Berlin and University of Colorado professor. From the ache of companionship to the searing reality of wildfire, Auvinen's themes illuminate mountain living to readers everywhere.


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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436058
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2019

I love, I love, I love this book! A powerful and moving memoir illuminates the perils and passions of everyday life, how certain instances, conditions and scrapes with risk shape desire, personality, peace. Exquisitely written and concise. Perfect for literary book clubs and lone readers ready for a book to touch their soul.


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Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

It reads like Kent Haruf in England! This novel about longing, desire and the bittersweet gratitude of surviving draws on voices of two lifelong friends. A quiet and sparse narrative with emotional depth and intimacy that stays with you. For fans of Carver's Cathedral or Petterson's Out Stealing Horses - beautiful writing and characters!


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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

A moving and contemporary love triangle imagined by one of the most eloquent writers of our time. Tayari Jones set out to write a story about social justice, but ends up with a breathtaking and personal solution to the heartbreak. I loved this book!


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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735217737
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Our southern border has drawn much commentary, but I haven't heard about the complexities from someone so entwined as Fransico Cantu. A student of international relations, a border patrol agent and an accomplished writer, Cantu recounts his time growing up and working, literally, on the border. Illuminated by contemporary philosophy and the power of history, this book is an important addition to the canon.


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Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501158339
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

Here's a rollicking, laugh-out-loud tragicomedy that is perfect for summer reading! If you liked Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice", or Jonathan Topper's "This is Where I Leave You," you will love Anthony Tambakis' debut about a unlucky-in-love-and-in-life main character who holds onto your heart long after the final page.


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The Immortalists Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

This is a great discussion book premise - what would you do with your life if you knew the date you would die? Four siblings' stories play out in this portrait of a family transformed by one visit to a psychic in the sixties. Full of American cultural references and the perspective of decades, this is a great novel for fans of Jonathan Franzen and Celeste Ng.


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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

For fans of social justice memoirs and those who don't buy the myth of the American Dream. Gritty and raw, this book shines with a mother's unrelenting love for her daughter and belief that she deserves a better life.


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Being Edie Is Hard Today Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316521741
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

My first nomination for the Caldecott Medal this year! This touching portrayal of an inventive child's bad day unites human emotions with finely drawn creatures of land, sea and sky. The result puts words to the self-care and resilience that children nurture for themselves. A beautiful and important book.


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When You Read This: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062834676
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Published: Harper - February 5th, 2019

A novel told in letters. Or actually, a lot of emails, which shed light on our modern ways of coping with the timeless struggles of love and loss. If you liked The Rosie Project or Me Before You, try When You Read This!


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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316324908
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

We LOVED this book for a family read aloud! You'll learn new things and be amazed by one very special bear who inspired the world during an otherwise dark time in history. Wonderful themes of empathy, difference and joy. A_+


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Flawed Dogs: the Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425289518
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Published: Puffin Books - March 7th, 2017

One of the best books ever! This is a fast-paced story of underdogs upsetting the apple cart, going on adventures and learning that being flawed is far better than chasing perfection.


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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501159107
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

If the refugee crisis seems far from here, crack this reporter's deep dive into a Denver classroom where students are learning to live in America while becoming teenagers. Full of empathetic storytelling and factual research, Thorpe shows readers what it's really like to live in America today.


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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

I love the mountains and well written memoirs, so this book spoke to me from the first page. You know Pam from "Cowboys are my Weakness" but she's all grown up now - writing about the landscape as much as herself. Redemptive and empowering writing. A true western classic!


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Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780375845598
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

When I started this book, I wasn't sure Zusak could do it again. But let me assure you he has. Five brothers, contemporary Australia, a bit of horse racing and plenty of horse play make for an epic adventure. But the by each boy to uncover the passionate artists their parents once were makes this story Homeric. Outstanding as a book can be!


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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

If you want to have an adventure to England and laugh with the queen, this is a perfect book for you. We love Mac as an author, but now he is in the story and man, it is funny! Perfect for kids who love Dog Man!


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Presidents of War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307409607
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Published: Crown - October 9th, 2018

This book is great! Informative without being too dense, and true to history without the ideology. Beschloss' compelling storytelling about wartime chief executives from 1812 to Vietnam is awesome for students and history buffs alike.


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Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629796741
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Published: Calkins Creek - September 11th, 2018

The absolute perfect introduction to the history of Vail for all ages! Large historical photographs compliment the simple verse style in this biography of Pete Seibert, the 10th Mountain Division and the founding of our home ski hill. A great family read-aloud!


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How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781784724115
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - May 2018

Diana Henry is a foodie's best friend. Through storytelling and innovation, she builds 25 mouth-watering menus for complete, seasonal meals. She takes care of every detail while keeping it simple - providing recipes for appetizers, sides, mains and dessert packaged together in an easy-to-navigate and gorgeous format. Just feel the cover and you can't resist this cookbook!


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

This book has it all! A literary mystery with gorgeous nature writing and amazing empathy and heart. You won't want the chapters to end once you've met Kya Clark, Jumpin' and the North Carolina coastal marsh.


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Katerina Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982101442
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 11th, 2018

Did you love Million Little Pieces? I did. And I felt bad for the public shame fest that clouded James Frey's reputation. He can write. Like fire. And if you want the rest of the story, you should read this book!


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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

This is an amazing book for animal lovers of all ages, but especially for curious kids trying to figure out their compassionate place in our natural world. From the author of the best selling book for adults, The Soul of an Octopus, this memoir is told through the stories of 13 animals that changed the author's life. Two thumbs up!


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Virgil Wander Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128782
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Published: Grove Press - October 2nd, 2018

This book is the proof that cuddling up with a good book on a cold day is good for the soul. The characters are quirky. The setting is old-fashioned. There are movies and lost loves and an impeccable use of the English language. A great book for readers who want to get cozy and escape to simpler times!


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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419733604
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

The adventures continue for Rosie, Iggy and Ada in this new chapter book series from Andrea Beaty. They're STEM smart already, and now these intrepid second-graders begin to learn about history and activism from their irreverent grandmothers. Lovely and fun!


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Louisiana's Way Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694630
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Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Kate DiCamillo explodes my heart. It's just true. Kids and grown ups will relate to the simple story of being lost - and found - when you're least expecting it. I was overjoyed to spend another day with Louisiana, who stole the show in Raymie Nightingale and continues to teach us how forgiveness can heal even the most impossible wounds. Five stars!


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The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634925
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 15th, 2018

What a great book for anyone who convenes with others! If you're a hostess, a mother of the bride, a meeting planner, an executive director, a fundraiser, or a social being of any kind, read this book so you'll never host a boring party again.


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Listen to the Marriage: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374192020
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 23rd, 2018

Fans of domestic drama and psychological fiction will love the newest novel by the author of The Paper Chase. Just think of putting the characters from Fates and Furies in the therapist's office and the reader is a fly on the wall. Delicious!


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Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch Cover Image
$70.00
ISBN: 9781423650966
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Published: GS - September 11th, 2018

This is a spectacular and important volume from the team behind Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit. It's a thoughtful consideration of land stewardship, design excellence and the future of environmentally friendly luxury. Beautiful photography and language tell the story of Knapp Ranch, from its geologic origins to its contemporary uses. A must for lovers of art books by John Fielder and Ralph Lauren.


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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Love this book! One of the best and most surprising memoirs in years. An important book for readers of the American West, coming of age, and self discovery. Tara Westover is a fierce little sister with a redemptive story to tell.


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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

If you liked Hillbilly Elegy, this book from journalist Sarah Smarsh will be of interest. Certainly a memoir, it explains the experiences of millions of Gen Xers brought up in the Midwest.


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Minding the Store: A Big Story about a Small Business Cover Image
By Julie Gaines, Ben Lenovitz (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781616206628
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 30th, 2018

I don't normally read graphic novels but this one spoke to me. Light hearted and on-point with moving illustrations. If you know a small business owner (or are one yourself), this is an insightful treasure to consider!


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The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Mayhem! (The Treehouse Books #1) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250070654
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Published: Square Fish - April 7th, 2015

If you like to laugh super hard then read this series out loud with your kid! It's about how Andy and Terry get to know each other, the adventures they have together, and one dependable set of emergency inflatable underpants. Silas says it's an A+


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Painting Blue Water Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781732267206
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Published: Blue Water Pub - May 31st, 2018

A fun rom-com by local artist and author Leigh Ann Van Fossan! The story of an artist who leaves her successful life in Manhattan for a break in an idyllic Colorado town turns out to be more revealing that it seems. A breezy book for the pool side or the beach!


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Florida Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634512
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

Wow! Lauren Groff can write. Linked short stories set in the sunshine state, each jumps off the page. Relevant, thought provoking, contemporary and well written. My perfect summer reading!


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The Revenge of the Baby-Sat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780836218664
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 1991

My son Silas is basically Calvin. This could be one reason why we don't have babysitters much. But we do love to read, and these classic, Midwest comics are good clean fun.


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Ohio Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501174476
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

This is take-your-breath-away talent from debut novelist Stephen Markley. "Ohio" is a literary "Hillbilly Elegy" and a hillbilly "Little Life." For anyone who left their hometown and doesn't feel bad about not going back, it absolutely delivers! Full of buried secrets, "Ohio" asks us why we don't go back, how we decide what to do when we go back, and who we are because of, or in spite of, the circumstances of upbringing. Markley's sentences are powerful, compelling the reader to empathize with the lives of a disparate group of friends ten years past high school in a post 9/11 Midwestern town. With occasional authorial intrusion, Markley brings the humanity of combat, addiction, dead end job options, self hood and mediocre choices to breathtaking conclusions. You won't be able to stop thinking about Ohio, no matter where you're from!


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The Female Persuasion: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594488405
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

Bridget Jones and Gloria Steinem walk on to a college campus. The rest is history in this smart, winding and literary novel that gives a nod to our political climate without going off the deep end. Perfect for feminist readers who still need a little spice in their lives.


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The Optimistic Decade Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206307
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2018

What do we do with the ideals and energy of youth? A timeless question considered and answered by several generations in this debut novel set on the western slope of Colorado. Among the high desert mesas, a family's legacy will be decided. Personal paths blazed. And some will leave the idealism of a grand landscape behind. Perfect fodder for a summer of escape!


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The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986679
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

The train wreck is nasty as ever. And not only could I not look away, I was mesmerized by the complexity of the drama through such simple terms. The author - a staff writer for the New Yorker - sets the journalistic stories that have made her career against her own tragic narrative. This is a story of how we change when the the world seems to conspire against us, and how we find hope after the jarring fall. Excellent!


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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501169373
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 16th, 2018

In the spirit of her many-greats-grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 38-year-old Nina Riggs tells the remarkably simple and profound story of her last year of life. This memoir provoked me to tears and belly laughs on simultaneous pages. Filled with sentiment without being sappy. A gorgeous telling of a life for those who loved When Breath Becomes Air.


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White Tears: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101973219
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2018

There is a lot in this slim novel! Kunzru cuts to the bone with a duo of contemporary hipsters obsessed with black music but disassociated with its true roots. A genre-bending story (coming-of-age, mystery, magical realism) about sound, silence, attribution and memory. A quick, literary read with lasting impact.


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Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

My favorite book of the year! Hamid is an accomplished novelist who can put everything I care about into 200 pages - coming-of-age, travel, race, religion, politics, love. Two young people in an unnamed city must learn to survive when it comes under attack. When they discover portals to transport them, their identities and relationships are challenged. What happens to love in a world where individuals are at war? Exit West is perfect for fans of Dog Stars and Station Eleven.


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Anything Is Possible: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989410
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

I am so glad to have Lucy Barton back in my life! Grounded in her signature style and setting, Elizabeth Strout takes us even deeper into the lives and relationships of a small Midwestern town. Love, love, love these characters!


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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520221
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2018

I love, I love, I love this book! A powerful and moving memoir illuminates the perils and passions of everyday life, how certain instances, conditions and scrapes with risk shape desire, personality, peace. Exquisitely written and concise. Perfect for literary book clubs and lone readers ready for a book to touch their soul.


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The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2018

Dave Eggers again brings perspective to our world through the eyes of an American immigrant (as he did in "What is the What?" and "Zeitoun.") Exposing the intensity on the ground in Yemen alongside one man's personal quest to include his homeland in the third-wave coffee revolution, this book highlights how precarious our relationship with craft coffee really is. Fascinating and highly readable!


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There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

Great for fans of Junot Diaz' "Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." Strong imagery and realistic portrayal of growing up young and other in America. A great mix of urban and literary makes this novel one of the best this year!


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Things That Helped: On Postpartum Depression Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374274801
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Published: FSG Originals - April 10th, 2018

The fourth trimester is thought of as a time soaked in breast milk and excrement, which it is, among other things. This book is an intellectual's attempt at understanding the grief and change that new motherhood drops in her lap. An excellent read for those who don't fit in to the cult of contemporary parenting.


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Census Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062676139
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Published: Ecco - March 6th, 2018

Jessie Ball has a way of really turning the form of a novel on it's head. A story intended to bring empathy to the author's own reckoning, this book asks quiet questions about the gift of time and the ability for families to really know one another.


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How to Stop Time Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522874
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Published: Viking - February 6th, 2018

What would be exciting in life if you lived 400 years? What would get you going in the morning? Here is an entertaining exploration of centuries-long living, from Victorian England to the present. What a fun book!


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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501152283
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

A life reflected in the many variations of a Colorado blue sky, this memoir comes from an understudy of Lucia Berlin and University of Colorado professor. From the ache of companionship to the searing reality of wildfire, Auvinen's themes illuminate mountain living to readers everywhere.


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A Separation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576119
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

As unsettling as you've heard it is. This strange little book kept me reading til the end. The absent husband and his curious wife who can't seem to be honest with her mother-in-law, or herself... Another one I couldn't look away from!


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Celine: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101973486
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Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018

Peter Heller tackles the techniques of mystery head on in his novel about a female private eye who is modeled on his own mother. Told with the direct description and narrative precision he is known for, this book should reach wider audiences interested in a page-turning summer read.


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The Idiot: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
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Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

Elif Batuman is a Jonathan Franzen for Gen X women. Relatable, dishy and with a cultural complexity common in college and scarce off campus, this novel scores on entertainment and sentiment for a time at the dawn of email.


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The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399184529
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

Contemporary family drama told with the lense of a collective narrator. Light enough for holiday reading, with depth enough for the literary reader.


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Reputations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735216860
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 19th, 2017

This is a masterpiece! A direct and forceful narrative, a translation smooth and peaceful as the quiet narrator himself, this book takes the reader on a days-long search for the past and the present in modern day Bogat. A prominent political cartoonist is shaken when a forgotten uncertainty from the past resurfaces. Full of plot and careful style, the novel is a psychological study of what we believe makes us who we are. Five stars!


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News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

This is the kind of book I love - concise narrative of transformation and strong personalities, set in a moment of time in a particular place. Here we have Texas, just after the Civil War, and a pressman with a mission to return a missing girl to her civilized roots. The perfect four-hour read by a masterful writer!


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The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Well-told, seamless slave narrative that forces the reader to continously examine our present as a reflection of the past. The story's main character is Cora, a girl and then woman who never gives up the fantasy or reality of freedom. It's tone is curt and frank, with economical and vivid writing.


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Homegoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Get out the family tree and listen with rapt ears to the multi-generational stories of marital power and familial love that weave tribal African life and British colonialism with the American slave narrative. I love that every chapter moves through a new generation to reveal even more about the past. An awesome book club book!


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Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812985801
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017

Not normally an author I lean toward, Brene Brown has mastered the art of bringing our inner lives out into the open. Coaxing the reader to be curious about the emotions they experience, she then urges men and women to explore how those emotions influence their interactions, their story, their view of the world. Inspiring and easy to read!


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One of the Boys: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501156175
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Published: Scribner - March 6th, 2018

This is the one I read first after Winter Institute. I was taken by the tiny cast of characters and their very small world, how it all could be so alarming and brief. Strong writing, forceful and violent backdrop, a statement about masculinity, fatherhood, forgiveness, and the trauma we inflict on the ones we love the most.


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Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780399184604
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

The title is perfect - this is a frightening, short book in the form of a conversation between a mother and a son recalling an environmental poisoning and its after effects. Set in South America, the telling is circuitous and creepy. I love novels in translation that bend language on purpose. If you liked "Story of My Teeth," then try this!


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ISBN: 9780316261258
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017

Fast-paced and slightly distopian, this inventive novel imagines a notion that four states in America have never outlawed slavery. Now corporate interests, technology and geo-political tensions shape the economy and culture of the so-called United States. Part spy novel, part social commentary, this book is for readers of Neal Stephenson, Emily St. John Mandel and Colson Whitehead."


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ISBN: 9780735213180
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

This is a great discussion book premise - what would you do with your life if you knew the date you would die? Four siblings' stories play out in this portrait of a family transformed by one visit to a psychic in the sixties. Full of American cultural references and the perspective of decades, this is a great novel for fans of Jonathan Franzen and Celeste Ng.


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Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218727
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 15th, 2018

It reads like Kent Haruf in England! This novel about longing, desire and the bittersweet gratitude of surviving draws on voices of two lifelong friends. A quiet and sparse narrative with emotional depth and intimacy that stays with you. For fans of Carver's Cathedral or Petterson's Out Stealing Horses - beautiful writing and characters!


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An American Marriage: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201340
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

A moving and contemporary love triangle imagined by one of the most eloquent writers of our time. Tayari Jones set out to write a story about social justice, but ends up with a breathtaking and personal solution to the heartbreak. I loved this book!


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Don't Skip Out on Me: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684455
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 13th, 2018

You can hear a bluesy ballad while reading this novel, set against the rugged western ranges of Northern Nevada. Willy Vlautin tells a coming-of-age tale with hints of Kent Haruf and CJ Box. Check out the Richmond Fontaine soundtrack that accompanies the book!


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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735217713
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

Our southern border has drawn much commentary, but I haven't heard about the complexities from someone so entwined as Fransico Cantu. A student of international relations, a border patrol agent and an accomplished writer, Cantu recounts his time growing up and working, literally, on the border. Illuminated by contemporary philosophy and the power of history, this book is an important addition to the canon.


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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101902783
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Published: Crown - October 17th, 2017

It's a narrative feat to bring to life on the page nature, politics and some wolf-crazy scientists. But Nate Blakeslee did it. This book is full of heart-pounding adventure and beauty, and it does an excellent job of telling a conscise story about the long history of wolves in the wild.Totally readable and unexpectedly beautiful.


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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner - September 5th, 2017

Nicole says: "Set against the backdrop of unrelenting poverty in the American South, this novel is part coming-of-age and part ghost story. Gorgeous language and harsh conditions for 13-year-old Jojo and his extended family give the reader a story you can't forget."


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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf - June 6th, 2017

Nicole says: "Moments of soaring grace and quiet introspection surface amidst the terror and violence of modern Kashmir. Roy accomplishes a feat of storytelling by mixing sectarianism and humanity onto every page. Playful language keeps the reader honest - it is just a story after all. Worth the read!"


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Between Them: Remembering My Parents Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062661883
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Published: Ecco - May 2nd, 2017

Nicole says: "Two biographical essays written 30 years apart became this cogent and questioning memoir of lives observed by a child and delivered by an accomplished novelist. I loved this book for what it doesn't know, what it's not willing to assume. Great for readers who've found themselves sandwiched between generations."


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New People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594487095
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2017

Nicole says: "A coming-of-age novel with moments that both outrage and lull the reader with issues of race, privilege and identity. Some characters are complex and can't seem to get it together, while others are calmly oblivious to the changing world around them. Easy and entertaining!"


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Flesh and Bone and Water Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501158025
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 20th, 2017

Nicole says: "This debut novel contrasts the sultry backdrop of Brazil with contemporary London. A successful physician must come to terms with his coming-of-age, full of secrets and conflicts between class and race. A great read for fans of Lisa See, Cristina Henriquez or Gabriel Vasquez."


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ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

Nicole says: "Excellent narrative, disguised as a story but full of deep research of the housing crisis.  This is an excellent book club book, and the one we chose to launch our local women's activist book club for Eagle County!"


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Genuine Fraud Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780385744775
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2017

Nicole says: "Great suspense and focused story of a youthful con artist with a twisted narrative that looks back in time.  Super fun beach read for those who want to escape!"


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Ungoverned Children 2017 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692862421
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Published: Bookworm of Edwards - March 15th, 2017

The Bookworm is proud to present its fifth collection of outstanding short stories written by Vail Valley students. Inside these pages, you will find bravery, truth, magic and friendship that will make you wish the stories never end.

"Step into the hearts and minds of students, and take away lessons in creativity and imagination for all." ~ Rebecca P. Cohen, 2017 Contest Judge

Ungoverned Children is the result of an annual children's writing contest hosted by the Bookworm of Edwards. Submissions were accepted in multiple grade categories and judged by writing authorities around the region.


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Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451684919
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 11th, 2017

Nicole says: "Here's a rollicking, laugh-out-loud tragicomedy that is perfect for summer reading! If you liked Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice", or Jonathan Topper's "This is Where I Leave You," you will love Anthony Tambakis' debut about a unlucky-in-love-and-in-life main character who holds onto your heart long after the final page." 


My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812979527
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 11th, 2016

Nicole says: "Favorite book of the year so far!"


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Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101946503
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Published: Knopf - May 9th, 2017

Nicole says: "A fiercely independent teen becomes an even fiercer woman in this short narrative from the author of Poser. The narrative takes unexpected turns and uncovers the author's own version of marriage, feminism and her many encounters with love."


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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Nicole says: Amazing memoir from a great light snuffed out too early. For fans of Being Mortal and Abraham Verghese, this story of a surgeon-turned-writer covers his intense training, ambition to transcend that training and inevitably, his ability to create a meaningful legacy.


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A Little Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

Nicole says: "Can a person ever escape being a victim, even if he survives? This is the central theme for an epic, engrossing story of a friendship spanning the decades between college and death for four successful men. This novel is a beautifully written commentary that reflects on itself and its characters' interior lives, which demonstrates that in pain, there is also beauty, ease, safety and especially, truth. Destined to be a classic."


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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

Nicole says: Here is the story of relationships in crisis – a teenage girl goes missing and her siblings and parents are left to unwind the story of the favorite member of the family. Ng expertly weaves psychological tension into a web layered with gender and racial expectations, while still offering themes of hope and reconciliation. A great summer read!


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Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592409709
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Published: Avery - October 4th, 2016

Nicole says: "Blend Boys in the Boat and the Great Gatsby and this is the flavor of the book. One of the speed kings was Bill Fiske, a founding father of resort skiing near Aspen. This book is full of great historical detail, interviews and awesome moments of adrenaline."


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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

Nicole says: "Hard-working prose, characters who resemble our real lives, and landscapes as wide open as the West. Lucia Berlin was a professor at the University of Colorado before her death in 2004, and her legacy lives on in this collection of diverse stories that read like the diary entries to her life."


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Between the World and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

Nicole says: "Mind-blowing. Personal. Political. An intense study of what it means to exist in a black body in contemporary America. This book woke me back up to the true power and narrative force of essay."


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My Life on the Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345408167
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2016

Nicole says: "The personal remains political in Steinem's travel memoir. Chronicling her domestic and international travel over six decades as a community organizer in the women's movement, this book is a survey of history as well as a great behind-the-scenes look at one of our biggest heores."


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The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 2016

Nicole says: "An interesting book that I found writerly and compelling, Beatty strikes a chord in American race relations. Black identity as a central theme and satire as a vehicle is a combination bound to be complicated; an excellent discussion book for groups or students!"


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Fates and Furies: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

Nicole says: "How is a book so wry and so sexy also so literary? How can such a removed, dramatic narrator also reveal so much about the secrets her characters withhold from one another? Jaw-droppingly good. I loved it."


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The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Nicole says: "Absolutely loved this style and structure. So heady, experimental AND readable. The language usage is quotable, and for a book in translation, that seems rare. An unreliable narrator is hard to do well, but Luiselli nails it. The theme is timeless: power of story, none of us is predetermined."