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J.K Rowling's first book for adults, about the gritty, dramatic underbelly of an idyllic English village, is a compelling story. Rowling writes in such a way that you are drawn to her characters, whether you love them or loathe them. The Casual Vacancy is very much a book grounded in reality, with striking observances on humankind that will stay with you many hours after you finish.

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Katie
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$35.00
ISBN: 9780316228534
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 27th, 2012

A gritty, high-octane survival story unfolds against an eerily believable postapocalyptic America.
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ISBN: 9780316056243
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Here’s the book for the eternal wanderer, seeker, and passionate soul. After a health scare, agnostic Eric Weiner set out on a worldwide exploration of religions, hoping to come to a personal understanding of the divine. His “marvelously entertaining journey” (Booklist, starred review)—which took him to Nepal, Turkey, China, Israel, and beyond—is chronicled in this funny and thought-provoking book.
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ISBN: 9780446539487
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Published: Twelve - November 6th, 2012

Nourishing the body, mind, and spirit has always been Dr. Andrew Weil’s focus, so when he and Sam Fox opened their restaurant, True Food Kitchen, their mission was twofold: Every dish served must not only be delicious, it must also promote the diner’s well-being. Happily, their intentions shine through in this companion cookbook. “Andrew Weil knows how to bring people into a new relationship to food: If you eat simply and deliciously with family and friends, using local, organic ingredients in season, the natural outcome will be good health for the rest of your life.” —Alice Waters
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ISBN: 9780316129411
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 9th, 2012

My old edition of The Art Book has gone through many evolutions as a part of my library, beginning as an incredibly user-friendly reference book. Eventually I became so enamored with some prints that they made their way into tiny frames and onto my walls. Later on, other pieces became starting points for collages and various art projects of my own. That small book managed to last me for probably a decade and was a constant source of inspiration. Now it’s time for a new one to replace my tattered copy on the shelf, and there’s a beautiful new edition out just in time! A wonderful gift for art lovers and appreciators of all kinds.
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Laura
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$59.95
ISBN: 9780714864679
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 10th, 2012

This beautiful and important book explores Ansel Adams’ life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. For anyone who loves the American wilderness or has an interest in the life and work of the country’s most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, this is a great gift.
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ISBN: 9780316217804
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 25th, 2012

Janzen brings the same sparkling wit she displayed in Mennonite in a Little Black Dress to this memoir of love, survival, and Pentecostal conversion. As the new love in her life introduces her to his spiritual family and as she fights a rough battle against cancer, she delves into her own relationship with God and reaffirms her faith. Once again, I loved the way she points out the absurdities in life without being spiteful, mean, or bitter.
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Nici
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ISBN: 9781455502882
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2012

“This rich, sweeping panorama of heroism and folly celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Culture, Banks’ far-future semi-utopian society.…The action tumbles along at a dizzying pace, bouncing among a fascinating array of characters and locales. It’s easy to see why Banks’ fertile, cheerfully nihilistic imagination and vivid prose have made the Culture space operas bestsellers and award favorites.” —Publishers Weekly
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ISBN: 9780316212373
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Published: Orbit - October 9th, 2012

While researching her novels, Emma Donoghue often comes across strange and unbelievable tales that have nearly been lost to the ages. Instead of leaving them behind, Donoghue breathes life back into these irresistible stories, reminding us of the odd, brave, funny, and sometimes brutal people who populated our lands before we did. Astray is one of the best short story collections I’ve ever read, and I would recommend it to fiction lovers and history buffs alike.
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Kat
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ISBN: 9780316206280
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

I fell in love with J. K. Rowling at age 8 with Harry Potter. Fifteen years later—with a mix of nostalgia, curiosity, and great excitement—I’m ready to read Rowling’s take on adult fiction. This premiere novel features a compelling mystery: When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the small town of Pagford is left in shock. Although Pagford seems from the beginning an English idyll, details reveal warring counterparts at every turn, and Fairbrother’s surprising death becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen.
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Tracy
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ISBN: 9780316228534
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 27th, 2012

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