Fall Reading, 2014

Jung Chang (Wild Swans) has written fascinating biography of Empress Dowager Cixi, the most powerful woman in 19th-century China.

“Ushering in a new era of openness, [Cixi] not only brought medieval China into the modern age, but she also served double duty as a feminist champion and icon. When an author as thorough, gifted, and immersed in Chinese culture as Chang writes, both scholars and general readers take notice.” —Booklist

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ISBN: 9780307456700
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Published: Anchor Books - September 9th, 2014

Nick Hornby is perfect bookseller material. He reads everything, his curiosity knows no limits, and he cannot resist the impulse to bring home yet another book. For many years he has written a fabulous column for The Believer, where he tracks the books he’s bought and the books he’s read every month. Believe me when I say you will want to read everything Hornby even glancingly mentions in this book, which is what makes him such a fantastic (and dangerous) influence.
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Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940450360
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Published: McSweeney's - September 30th, 2014

Founded in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers. This anthology of essays culled from the archives includes contributions from Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Pauline, Kael, and Zadie Smith, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the acclaimed magazine.
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 16th, 2014

Here it is: the cookbook that will help you get a good dinner on the table despite needing to carpool kids to soccer practice, help little ones with homework, and every other activity that packs a weeknight schedule. From Jenny Rosenstrach, the voice behind the fantastic blog and book, Dinner: A Love Story, comes a playbook of 30 meals that will freshen up your dinner rotation, but that are realistic, doable, and family-friendly. Break out of the “pasta, pizza, pasta, burgers, pasta” rut—and even win over picky eaters—with this truly terrific book that Ruth Reichl calls, “The most sensible advice on cooking for kids I’ve ever seen.”
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ISBN: 9780345549808
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 26th, 2014

More Curious is the most delicious of literary smorgasbords. Whether Sean Wilsey's subject is rats, NASA, or a surreal road trip across America, the writing is animated and diverse, dappled with literary oddities and enlivened, always, by his eye for the absurd. More Curious begins by making you wonder what kind of book it is, exactly, and ends by reminding you that categories are nonsense when you're enjoying something this much.” —Jennifer Egan
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ISBN: 9781940450179
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Published: McSweeney's - July 15th, 2014

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