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The Brethren
3.67
Doing Time Never Paid So Good

To quite a few people, when they hear that John Grisham has come out with a new novel, their first hasty generalization i...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece
3.82
It is 400 BC in the realm of the eastern Mediterranean. Athens is in pieces after a devastating war, while Sparta stands triumphant. But our journey d...more
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Jan 25, 2011
 
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New York
4.42
Probably one of the best release this year from eminent publishers Alfred A. Knopf, New York: An Illustrated History is a coffee table book like no ot...more
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Jan 25, 2011
 
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Monstruary
3.83
Spanish author Julián Ríos, of Loves that Bind and Poundemonium, brings us his latest piece of work, Monstruary, at the hands of translator Edith Gros...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Hollowpoint
2.64
The first novel from the Brooklyn assistant district attorney, Hollowpoint is about the murder of a fourteen year-old girl in the slums of Brooklyn. T...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Being Dead
3.69
“‘It’s not as if . . . ,’” she said. And then her scalp hung open like a fish’s mouth. The white roots of her crown were stoplight red.” A couple suff...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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LT's Theory of Pets
3.61
Stephen King brings us a surprise publication with LT’s Theory of Pets, a new audiobook from Simon and Schuster audio. This is Kin’s latest audiobook...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Inhuman Condition  (Books of Blood, #4)
3.94
The Dark Weaveworld of Clive Barker, Part 1 of 3: “The Inhuman Condition”

In the mid-to-late eighties, after the first three successful installments of...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm
4.17
In a new text from W. W. Norton and Company (publisher of many of your textbooks) comes the latest compendium of the founding yet moving stories of Eu...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
4.00
Some of you may be familiar with James Patterson’s Alex Cross series; there is currently a film-adaptation of one of Patterson’s novels, Along Came a...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
4.18
The Prequel to Moby-Dick

Not enough people have read Moby-Dick, and most people know it has something to do with a white whale and a nut called Ahab –...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
3.62
Ever wonder how to treat a snakebite? How about when you lock your keys in your car and you wonder if you might be able to break into it somehow? And...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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A Painted House
3.61
“The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodge...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Last Samurai
4.14
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt, her debut novel, is a book quite unlike any other, and in the process of reading it, one learns the basics of ancien...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Cabal
3.91
The Dark Weaveworld of Clive Barker, Part 3 of 3: “Cabal”

Cabal: The anthology starts off with this novel from Clive Barker. In the remote town of Midi...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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From the Corner of His Eye
3.96
“Like the cold and fragile ectoplasm of summoned spirits, the gossamer architecture pressed against their faces, and much of it clung tenaciously to t...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action (Darwin Awards, #1)
3.65
Think of the stupidest thing a person could ever do. Multiply this by a factor of ten. Then imagine that this person gets killed in the process of car...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Code to Zero
3.56
Code to Zero is the latest from bestselling author, Ken Follett, who has brought us such greats as The Eye of the Needle and The Pillars of the Earth....more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Assorted Fire Events: Stories
3.84
Do not be dissuaded by the title, Assorted Fire Events is not a bunch of stories about vaguely interesting fire events; no, it’s much more than the la...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel
2.98
In a time of struggle, Patrick Henry once said: “ The distinction between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers and New Englanders are no more. I am...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Shopgirl
3.41
This is a story about a relationship; a relationship between a young woman of twenty- eight and a middle-aged man of fifty, but I guarantee this will...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Diagnosis
2.85
The Diagnosis by Alan Lightman is a captivating book that I a perfect example of one of the best story-writing techniques; throughout the book, right...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Nabokov's Butterflies: Unpublished and Uncollected Writings
4.05
Last year a beautiful book became available that was apparently missed by many. Maybe it was because of length, numbering some eight hundred pages; ma...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
3.82
A lot of people have been to Hearst castle; that enormous palace located on the Pacific Coast Highway a little after the quaint town of Cambria. If yo...more
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Jan 25, 2011
 
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The Cassandra Compact (Covert-One, #2)
3.77
In the second in the “Covert-One” series (after The Hades Factor), renowned author Robert Ludlum (The Prometheus Deception and The Icarus Agenda) team...more
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Jan 28, 2011
 
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Black House (The Talisman, #2)
3.94
Territories Band With the Dark Tower

On September 15th, twenty years ago, twelve year-old Jack Sawyer received his first experience of the Territories...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History
4.04
To the everyday layman, it seems as if the Christians and the Jews have been fighting and disputing with each other for millennia; you wouldn’t be far...more
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Jan 25, 2011
 
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The Rules for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work
3.16
They began with The Rules, a book that soon jumped to the top of the Times’ bestseller lists, following up with: The Rules Dating Journal, The Rules N...more
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Jan 28, 2011
 
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Electric Light
3.91
After last year’s bestselling success of Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, renowned author Seamus Heaney now brings us his latest collection of poetry...more
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Jan 23, 2011
 
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Snow Mountain Passage
3.61
Anyone who took high school American history is familiar with the Donner party and the great tragedy that befell them when they attempted the monument...more
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Jan 28, 2011
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