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The Lie
3.66
I have a sort of morbid fascination with this author after reading his
first book The Average American Male. To say his writing style is
saying misogyni...more
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Mar 01, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
It pleases me to no end to find out that this book was the #3 best selling hardcover at independent bookstores this year. This is such a wonderful, wo...more
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Aug 29, 2008
 
The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
3.87
This is an extremely delightful book--Grogan writes about his childhood and deeply religious upbringing in true ornery schoolboy style, varnishing not...more
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Oct 05, 2008
 
The School of Essential Ingredients
3.76
This is a glorious book. It's about food as a touchstone and a means for memory,community, nurturing, healing, loving, seduction, sustenance, pleasure...more
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Jan 21, 2009
 
Sonata for Miriam
3.41
The first thing you come to in this complex book is a quote from Symon Laks: "But words must be found, for besides words there is almost nothing." Thi...more
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Feb 17, 2009
 
Fool
3.94
Moore is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare. It follows (relative term here) the plot and characters of King Lear (including the Ghost--ther...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Little Bee
3.64
This book is painful and beautiful and bound to be HUGE. Little Bee, a Nigerian girl who fled after the murder of her whole village by oil men, ends u...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Jarrettsville
3.78
This book is the second book featured in Tattered Cover's new program of "Very Impressive Books" and has quickly become a staff and community favorite...more
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Oct 04, 2009
 
She Was: A Novel
3.64
"She Was" is a wonderful new novel by Janis Hallowell, the author of "The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn". Set in 2005, it is the story of a secret th...more
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Mar 20, 2008
 
Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
3.81
Jackie says:

Forget Stephanie Meyer, THESE are the vampires you want to hang out with because they will make you laugh constantly. This is a fang-fille...more
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Feb 27, 2010
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.00
Joe says:

"Justin Cronin's "The Passage" is going to be the book of the summer. A story about the end of the world as we know it and the dawn of a worl...more
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Jun 13, 2010
 
The Lonely Polygamist
3.49
Joe says:

Oh my, what an amazing book! I laughed, I cried, I wondered at the plight of the family. Truly a wonderful book.

Jackie says:

Golden Richards h...more
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Apr 28, 2010
 
No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1)
3.94
Jackie says:

Lori Armstrong may just be the best mystery writer that you don't know about yet. She's got one series already (The Julie Collins series)...more
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Feb 01, 2010
 
Broken: A Love Story - Horses, Humans, and Redemption on the Wind River Indian Reservation
3.75
Colorado author Lisa Jones set out to write a book about Stanford Addison, a quadriplegic medicine man and horse breaker who lives up in Wyoming's Win...more
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May 01, 2009
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.67
Jackie says:

Oh, this is a juicy one! This is about witches--modern day and those involved in the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s, a debut novel writte...more
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Jun 27, 2009
 
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
2.36
Joe says:

Full-disclosure: I did not like Julie & Julia the book. I found Julie Powell to be winy and self-absorbed. I enjoyed going back to the re...more
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Dec 05, 2009
 
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
3.59
Jackie says:

It says a lot that this debut novel has already won The Bellwether Prize (an award for literary fiction that addresses issues of social ju...more
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Feb 04, 2010
 
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
4.19
Jackie says:

This book is a lot of fun. Part cookbook, part scrapbook (complete with the author's own photography and honest to goodness clip art), and...more
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Oct 26, 2009
 
Lit
3.82
Jackie says:
I love the double entendre that is this book's title, Lit. This third memoir from Karr (the first: Liars Club, the second: Cherry) picks u...more
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Oct 31, 2009
 
Boulevard (Hayden Glass, #1)
3.69
Mark L says:

"Boulevard" is a tightly focused, whiplash story that will keep you up all night. It is a steam engine plot with throttle wide open and tr...more
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Oct 04, 2009
 
In the Heart of the Canyon
3.70
Linda says:

For those of us who can't afford a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon, or perhaps might have more qualms than a desire to do so, along come...more
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Aug 01, 2009
 
The Madonnas of Echo Park
3.54
Jackie says:

This book had me from the author's note, which begins, "This book was
written because of a twelve-year-old girl named Aurora Esperanza." It...more
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Jun 13, 2010
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
Jackie says:

Rubin, not an unhappy person generally speaking, decided that she would nevertheless like to be happier. So she did A LOT of research on t...more
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Jan 17, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.21
Jackie says:

The long awaited new novel from the author of The Time Travelers Wife is a doozy. It's the story of twins—one set the mother of another (t...more
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Oct 11, 2009
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
Sept 08 pick for the Lodo Book Club. Discussion 7pm on 9-8-08 at Tattered Cover Historic Lodo.


This book is on the bibliography of books challenged, re...more
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Sep 06, 2008
 
The Map of True Places
3.64
Jackie says:

Readers rejoice! Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader, is back with another gripping novel of human relationships and their consequen...more
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May 23, 2010
 
Secrets of Eden
3.40
Jackie says:
Once again, Bohjalian creates big, believable drama in a small town Vermont setting. This time it involves a preacher who is losing his fa...more
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Feb 01, 2010
 
The Cookbook Collector
3.30
Jackie says:

This book has a broad range--from millionaire dot.com execs to literal tree huggers, book collectors and poetic references to food. It's a...more
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Jul 06, 2010
 
Stitches
4.02
Cathy L says:

Telling his story in a graphic-novel style, the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redempt...more
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Oct 01, 2009
 
The Help
4.44
This book has become a HUGE staff favorite here at Tattered Cover.!


This book focuses on 3 women in the early 1960's in Jackson, Mississippi. Two of th...more
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Jan 31, 2009
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