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ISBN-13: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage, 8/2014

If you flip through a few pages of this book you'll understand its brilliance.  The designer of some of the most recognizable covers in recent American literature "draws up" a philosophical investigation of what happens when words on a page get translated inside our minds.  It's the sort of book that amps you up to revisit a stack of other books,
perfect as the season shifts to fall!

~ recommended September, 2014 

ISBN-13: 9780394751887
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Published: Pantheon, 8/1988
THE book for fairy tales. The best, most legit versions of the greatest tales the world over.  Check out “The Seal’s Skin” from Iceland. My favorite of all time!

~ recommended May, 2014

ISBN-13: 9780307599476
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf, 2/2012

A perfect book to warm up the LONGEST WINTER EVER. The protagonist is from poor, humble English origins and takes a post as a tutor in a wealthy home in Amsterdam. Part Downton Abbey, part Like Water for Chocolate. Tons of intrigue, sexual tension and sumptuous descriptions of food, art and fashion.

~ recommended March, 2014

Troll: A Love Story (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780802141293
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Published: Grove Press, 2/2004
A brilliantly written novel that defies genre. The main character is a photographer who rescues a tortured animal from a gang of teenagers in a dark Helsinki alley. The animal emits an intoxicating odor that brings out the animal in the protagonist. RAWR! Unlike anything else!

~ recommended January, 2014

LoveStar (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781609804268
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Published: Seven Stories Press, 11/2012

Companies are able to transmit ads wirelessly to people's brains!  Finding love is streamlined worldwide!  And with the possibility that your soul mate may live in another country, world peace spreads.  Soon all of life, love, and death are entirely commodified and a couple that met and fell in love the old-fashioned way may be kept apart by the company that controls it all..

~ recommended October, 2013


The Whispering Muse (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780374289072
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 4/2013
A slim little volume with an epic narrative reach.  Equal parts Jason & the Argonauts, Cloud Atlas and Sagas of the Icelanders. A magical labyrinth that will take you unexpected places.

~ recommended June, 2013