MacMillan

If there was still any doubt that Franzen is the best living American novelist, this book crushes it. In addition to the wide array of deeply drawn characters, unsurpassed erudition, and astounding prose that we’ve come to expect from him, Purity offers something else: a drum-tight, globe-spanning plot. I laughed, I squirmed, and I gasped, but mostly I stayed up into the wee hours greedily turning pages.  --Rico

$28.00
ISBN: 9780374239213
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 1st, 2015

While all novels work to transport the reader across time and space, none do so quite like Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake. Set in England shortly after the Norman invasion of 1066, and written in a created language that is a mix of Old and Modern English, reading The Wake is like being immersed in a foreign country where you have an elementary command of the native language, but soon find yourself speaking (or rather, reading) fluently—to your own amazement.  --Aric

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ISBN: 9781555977177
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

Decades after a self-inflicted injury horribly disfigures his face, Sean is a recluse who runs an antiquated mail-based role-playing game. When two teenagers follow the fantasy dangerously far, Sean is held accountable for the damages—and remembers when his own dark, adolescent imagination spun out of control. Between poetic flashbacks of Sean’s “accident” and his gut-wrenchingly empathetic reflections as an adult, Darnielle (singer/songwriter of The Mountain Goats) weaves a chilling (yet somehow un-morbid) depiction of the mind’s monsters—an exquisite fiction experience you will not soon forget.  --Julia

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ISBN: 9781250074713
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Published: Picador USA - September 1st, 2015

Deep Down Dark is the gripping account of thirty-three Chilean miners who were trapped beneath thousands of feet of rock for over two months, then dramatically freed. Héctor Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and UCSC alumnus, received exclusive access to the miners and their tales and has written what Ann Patchett describes as, “The best book I’ve read all year…Riveting…A masterpiece of compassion.”

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ISBN: 9781250074850
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Published: Picador USA - September 1st, 2015

Everyone knows Roald Dahl was a bit twisted, so who better to compile a book of ghost stories? Dahl read 749 scary stories before selecting the ones for this collection, and his thoroughness paid off. Super creepy and spooky, this book is perfect for kids who really do want to be scared. Ages 12+

--Flannery

By Roald Dahl (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374518684
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 1984

I loved this mashup of historical fiction, classic fairy tale and romance! The story weaves between many different time periods and the stories of several different women. Each story layers beautifully, from Charlotte-Rose’s story of politics and intrigue in the French court, to Margherita’s story of fantastical magic. This book left me feeling renewed and rejuvenated, with a deeper appreciation of the power each of us holds within ourselves. Enjoy!  —Jax

$16.99
ISBN: 9781250070845
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 19th, 2015

Cows. They taste so good yet screw up the environment so well, and it can be hard to find a guilt-free medium. Join Jared Stone on his quest to discover that happy balance, from packing his Prius full of frozen cow to figuring out exactly how to cook that much beef without getting bored. Includes recipes, shenanigans, and food for thought.
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Rachel
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250052582
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 28th, 2015

In Colorado in 1998, three not-very-bright anti-government extremists armed to the teeth stole a water truck, executed a deputy sheriff, and then escaped into the harsh desert back-country of the four corners region. Following years of research and interviews, the author pieces together the story of the killers, their victims, and one of the largest and longest manhunts in American history.
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Rico
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250042699
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 25th, 2014

In the long history of our planet, there have been five great extinctions. Now, humans are causing a sixth extinction. In this engaging, thoroughly researched Pulitzer Prize winner, Kolbert takes you through the past five extinctions while outlining the sixth. Informative but never dull, this book is non-fiction at its best – the kind that makes you want to take action.
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Flannery
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: Picador USA - January 6th, 2015

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and an endearing helping of awkward combine in this excellent memoir. It’s the late 70’s, and Madge, who is determined to get cool and get laid, lands a job at the totally hip Imperial Cafe in Oakland. What follows are the often bizarre stories of her co-workers, the regulars and everyone in between, all woven around her journey through adulthood.
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Jax
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461536
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 15th, 2014

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