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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812968064
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 21st, 2006

Lisa See writes with a voice at once bold and delicate, bringing to life the universal story of regret in love and friendship. Breathtaking and gorgeous, with sharp edges.


We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:59am
We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel By Kaitlyn Greenidge Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616206444
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2017

Funny, richly original, and beautifully deft. This is a very light, engrossing novel that also offers a deeply respectful and thought-provoking take on race in America. Great read, and great book club pick.


The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:56am
The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery #1) By Laurie R. King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250055705
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Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

 If I could only read and recommend one book, it would be this one! Sherlock Holmes has retired to Sussex to raise bees when he meets Mary Russell, a young woman worthy of becoming his apprentice.


Lab Girl

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:53am
Lab Girl By Hope Jahren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101873724
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Published: Vintage - February 28th, 2017

Tree and soil knowledge is woven into the fabric of this book as it is woven into the author's life. It's a fascinating life, rich and full of events both common and uncommon as she navigates the world of a research scientist who happens to be a woman.


A People's History of the United States

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A People's History of the United States By Howard Zinn Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062397348
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 17th, 2015

This book contains all the bits of history normally ignored, glossed over, or candy-coated by schools and popular media. It is a look at American history from the perspective of the historically disenfranchised. A true voice for the voiceless.


Otherland: City of Golden Shadow

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:48am
Otherland: City of Golden Shadow By Tad Williams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780886777630
Published: DAW - January 1st, 1998

A modern day Odyssey, set in a not-too-distant future, the Otherland series draws you in to an international conspiracy and sets you on the sci-fi equivalent of an epic quest. Engaging, well-executed, and frighteningly believable, this book is a can't-miss.


The Disaster Artist

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:38am
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made By Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476730400
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 7th, 2014

Greg Sestero has written the best book about what is arguably one of the worst films made. The Disaster Artist humorously and honestly chronicles the ups and downs of producing "the greatest bad movie": The Room.


The Motion of Puppets

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The Motion of Puppets: A Novel By Keith Donohue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250057181
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Published: Picador - October 4th, 2016

I cannot recommend this modern Orpheus and Eurydice strongly enough. The author defies expectation to bring together a story that feels more fairy tale than myth - magical, melancholy, and strangely intimate in its sense of loss, transformation, and friendship. The modern settings (Québec, Vermont, New York) feel both familiar and dislocated, the details making all the difference. To truly embrace the atmosphere, read it somewhere quiet.


Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:25am
Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar By Tom Holland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806727
Published: Anchor - September 6th, 2016

The house of Caesar was, to be perfectly honest, even more dramatic and decadent than a soap opera. They were also by turns brilliant, cruel, imaginative, and insane. Tom Holland brings the Julian dynasty and the early Roman Empire vivdly to life with novelistic flare and a fine eye for detail. A truly riveting read.


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