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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)
$22.46
ISBN: 9780393249897
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with "dignity."


Mrs. Everything: A Novel Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781501133480
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Published: Atria Books - June 11th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
THE WASHINGTON POST’S 50 NOTABLE WORKS OF FICTION IN 2019
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S 50 BEST BOOKS OF 2019

An instant New York Times bestseller

“A multigenerational narrative that’s n


Euphoria Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780802123701
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize

Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction

A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

A Best Book of the Year for:


The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780743298032
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 9th, 2007

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

“Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story.”—People

“Eerie and fascinating.”—USA TODAY

Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.

Reclusive author Vida W


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781594634727
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2016

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of
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Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

New York Times Bestseller

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.


An Enchantment of Ravens Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9781481497596
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 25th, 2018

An instant New York Times bestseller!
An Indie Next Top 10 Pick
A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner

“A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“A phenomenal read.” —RT Book Reviews

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancien


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780451493026
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Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS 


The Scorpio Races Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780545224918
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 1st, 2013

A spellbinding novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races.


How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease Cover Image
$29.25
ISBN: 9781250066114
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 8th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

“This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented.”
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet”
–Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution


The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9780763698225
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Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018

Subverting convention, award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin pair up for an anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political saga of warring elf and goblin kingdoms.


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316515535
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin and Erin Entrada Kelly.


Hoot Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780440419396
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2005

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!


Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites: A Cookbook Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf - October 24th, 2017

Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day.


Wishtree Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope.

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .


Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2nd, 2014

“Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.”—The Washington Post

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen.


Headwaters: Poems Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393350005
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 1st, 2014

“Luminous. . . . Each reading reveals the tug of opposites, and in this tension the poet shows her brilliance.”—Library Journal, starred review


Jesus' Son: Stories (Picador Modern Classics #3) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780312428747
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Published: Picador - February 17th, 2009

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.


Homegoing: A novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2016

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016

Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 



The War that Saved My Life Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780803740815
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times Bestseller
Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)
Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015
New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing 


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781501115066
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Published: Atria Books - June 16th, 2015

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend.


The River Won’t Hold You (OSU JOURNAL AWARD POETRY) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780814251898
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Published: Ohio State University Press - December 10th, 2014

Haunting and haunted, The River Won’t Hold You interrogates loneliness and loss with quiet insistence.


Marilyn's Monster Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780763660116
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

The best-selling author of Library Lion pairs with award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan to create a picture book gem with an unexpected twist.


Purity: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781250097101
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

A magnum opus for our morally complex times, from The New York Times Bestselling author of Freedom


Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear Cover Image
By Mônica Carnesi, Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399256677
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 7th, 2014

This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
 


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. 


Voyage to the Bunny Planet Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780670011032
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2008

The three original beloved Bunny Planet stories are now available in a single-volume gift edition with magnetic closure and ribbon place marker. Featuring full-color illustrations and a new poem introducing Janet the Bunny Queen, it?s a must-have for anyone who occasionally needs to be transported from mundane reality to ?the day that should have been?


I'm New Here Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781580896122
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 4th, 2015

Three students are immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia and have trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English in their new American elementary school. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity.


The Quiet Book padded board book Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780544056671
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

All quiet is not created equal.


A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781596434028
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.


Lolita (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780679723165
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America.


Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780374152017
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 9th, 2014

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet