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Great Balls of Cheese
4.17
Did you know that according to legend, the first cheese ball in recorded history was made for Thomas Jefferson in 1801 and weighed 1,235 pounds? Schol...more
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Jan 02, 2014
 
Snow Angels
3.49
Stewart O’Nan weaves together two stories of troubled families in his haunting first novel, published in 1994. Returning to his hometown of Butler, Pe...more
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May 31, 2012
 
Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1)
3.73
Australian author Kerry Greenwood introduces her glamorous 1920s female sleuth Phyrne Fisher in her debut novel Cocaine Blues. Wealthy enough not to w...more
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May 30, 2013
 
Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories
4.17
The hardworking, Bible-quoting, comically Job-like Tevye (made famous in the 1960s and '70s by the Broadway and film versions of "Fiddler on the Roof"...more
Oct 2010
Oct 04, 2010
 
Dog Boy
3.92
This book is not for the faint of heart. Based on the true story of 4-year old Ivan Mishukov, who lived with a pack of wild dogs in Moscow for two yea...more
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Aug 06, 2013
 
Good to a Fault
3.54
At 43, Clara Purdy's life takes a dramatic turn after she crashes into the homeless Gage family car while out driving on her lunch hour. Lorraine Gage...more
May 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Gone Girl
3.93
Gillian Flynn has become my recent go to author when I'm in the mood for a fast paced thriller. Her latest book, Gone Girl, is no exception. Nick and...more
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Jul 28, 2012
 
Dead Spy Running (Legoland Trilogy, #1)
3.35
I know, I know... This isn't a romance, nor is it a gentle read. This is a spy novel, pure and simple in the style of John Le Carré, Robert Ludlum, an...more
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Jun 30, 2011
 
Do One Nice Thing: Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer
3.71
Debbie Tenzer figured the way to balance some of the negativity in the world was to start doing nice things for others- at least on Mondays, which she...more
Oct 2009
Oct 26, 2009
 
Trash
3.68
Three “waste picker” boys—Raphael, Gardo and Rat—live in Behala, a.k.a. “Trash City,” in a third-world country. After Raphael finds some mysterious it...more
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Jul 28, 2012
 
The Cat's Table
3.58
A renowned writer named Michael reimagines himself as an 11-year-old boy setting sail from his native Colombo, on an ocean liner bound for England, to...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff
3.65
I have always been a Trillin fan. He makes me laugh and he makes me think. An essayist par excellence, he is adept at cracking wise, the pointed jibe,...more
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Nov 30, 2012
 
Big Fat Cookies
3.93
Klivans is an accomplished baker and prolific cookbook author, as seen from her other works at EPL, Chocolate Cakes: 50 Great Cakes for Every Occasion...more
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Feb 28, 2013
 
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
3.95
Queen Victoria had 9 children and 40 grandchildren and was determined to marry them off to create a European dynasty that would ensure peace for gener...more
Jul 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.94
Teenage anti-hero Alex roves the streets of London by night with his hoodlum droogs in a dystopic England, raping, thieving, and brutalizing innocent...more
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Jul 30, 2011
 
The Signature of All Things
3.81
The Signature of All Things is a gorgeously written novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, who has returned to fiction after two memoirs, including the hugely su...more
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Nov 30, 2013
 
The Dinner
3.23
Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner at an upscale restaurant to discuss an incident involving their two teenage sons. Serge is the front-runn...more
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Apr 27, 2013
 
I Am J
3.77
J, born Jennifer, has known for a long time that he was born in the wrong gender. After years of hiding his secret from his parents and classmates and...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
White Dog Fell from the Sky
4.10
I don't know how the author made me care so quickly about Isaac, one of the main characters but within two pages, I hoped mightily that he would survi...more
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Feb 28, 2013
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.08
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an author in possession of critical acclaim for a large body of work in the mystery genre should be able t...more
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Mar 01, 2012
 
Too Much Happiness
3.84
It's almost a disservice to write anything about this latest collection of ten stunning stories by the inimitable Alice Munro simply because of the cl...more
Jul 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
Full Dark, No Stars
3.97
Stephen King’s most recent novel, Full Dark, No Stars, is a collection of four chilling horror stories. “1922,” the tale that’s most in-tune with clas...more
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Dec 31, 2011
 
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
3.24
This is one of the most interesting and disturbing memoirs I’ve read. Jillian Lauren starts out a normal girl in New York City, a college dropout, liv...more
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Aug 06, 2013
 
The Bird Sisters
3.29
In the magical Purple Prairie of Spring Green, Wisconsin, as aging sisters Milly and Twiss realize their bird rescuing days are dwindling, they recall...more
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Jan 28, 2012
 
Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker
3.78
In 2001 The New Yorker published Fierce Pajamas, a collection of outstanding comic pieces from the magazine's first seventy-four years. Naturally the...more
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Feb 01, 2014
 
Crazy Loco Love
3.96
Crazy Loco Love is Victor Villaseñor’s memoir about his teenage years in a Mexican-American family. But be forewarned about his literary style: Villas...more
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May 31, 2012
 
The Art Forger
3.65
It is estimated that at least twenty percent of art owned by museums and other collectors may not be the work of the artist to whom they are attribute...more
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Oct 31, 2013
 
Naked Pictures of Famous People
3.55
Fans of Stewart’s Emmy Award-winning Daily Show may not know about this hilarious collection of decade-old short stories. I especially liked “The Devi...more
Oct 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1)
3.77
This is the classic, well-written, surprising, not-putting-it-down-until-it's-finished, chick-lit read. This is the book that I recommend to someone w...more
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Jun 30, 2011
 
Rescue
3.25
I am always able to get lost in the characters and stories of Anita Shreve’s books and Rescue, her latest, is no different. Webster, an EMT, meets She...more
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Jun 11, 2011
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