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My Life as a Foreign Country Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393245011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 15th, 2014

Turner's memoir is as important and captivating as Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Beautifully constructed, this book is destined to be included among the finest war literature of the last quarter century.


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The Girl on the Train Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

If you liked "Gone Girl" then this book is for you. Skillfully handled
suspense and a tricky narration keep you guessing until the final
tumultuous chapter.


Recommended by: Raissa
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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Cover Image
By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452134253
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 6th, 2014

This is so much to explore here - historical, literary, famous, anonymous, funny, touching, rousing, behind-the-scenes correspondence - and wonderful reproductions of the original items.


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The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Regional Vegetable Gardening) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781604693515
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - January 22nd, 2013

Clear and concise, this book takes you month by month through gardening in the PNW. Great for planners and those who want to garden but aren't sure where to start.


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Horn! The Collected Reviews Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939293428
Availability: Special Order
Published: OR Books - July 31st, 2014

This book is a hoot. In nine-panel comics, Thomas
reviews the most lauded books of the last few years. Smart, concise,
thought-provoking, they go beyond summary & succeed in creating a whole new art form. [Mike]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

This investigation into how we treat aging & the aged raises interesting practical & philosophical questions. It invites broader thinking about autonomy, the role of medicine, and how we approach death. [Raissa]


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Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9780312571290
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 21st, 2014

This book charts the popular culture history of the idea of racial progress. With art, cartoons, and incisive commentary this is a great book to start a discussion in a society that is clearly not post-racial. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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What We See When We Read Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

A mind-bending exploration of imagination:
how we see characters, landscapes, and more when reading. Illustrations
and quotes light up the concepts & techniques behind the magic of reading. A perfect example of a book you have to hold in your hand, flip through, and pore over. [Raissa]


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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brene Brown (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455581085
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 11th, 2014

Powerful and well-done. At the heart of it, Palmer is on a bold mission to discuss the importance of communication in relation to connection. We all value connecting as humans and all struggle with asking for help. An eye-opening read. [Jennifer]


Recommended by: Raissa
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The World of PostSecret Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062339010
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Published: William Morrow - November 4th, 2014

PostSecret is always so intriguing! Here is the latest collection of postcards written by ordinary folks who divulge a secret they've never told anyone. It gives us a little thrill to peek into someone's psyche, and the cards themselves are marvelously creative. [Raissa]


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