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Fifty Year Sword

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ISBN: 9780307907721
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 16th, 2012

An ominous figure tells the story of his quest for a weapon, through the Valley of Salt, The Forest of Falling Notes, and The Mountain of Manyone Paths, to five orphans at a Halloween party in East Texas. A beautiful object and a brilliant novel, The Fifty Year Sword has the timelessness of a fairy tale while reveling in the sensuality of turning pages. More proof Danielewski is one of our greatest writers.
Josh


The Devil in Silver

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ISBN: 9781400069866
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 21st, 2012

Pepper gets dropped off at the New Hyde mental institution, not because he’s mentally ill, but because the plain-clothed cops who busted him didn’t want to deal with the paperwork of a formal booking. If he keeps his head down he’s out in 72 hours, but New Hyde has problems that drag Pepper down into its culture and close to insanity. Mental illness, power relations, race, sex, and the devil; this book goes beyond horror and social commentary to scratch at universal human truths, further proving that Victor Lavalle is the rightful heir to Kurt Vonnegut

Josh


The Emily Dickinson Reader

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ISBN: 9781936365982
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Published: McSweeney's - August 14th, 2012

More than just a clever joke, The Emily Dickinson Reader is an insightful look at Emily Dickinson’s work and a wise work of poetry its own right. Through his “translations,” Legault reveals a darker and funnier Dickinson than we might have assumed, while creating a strange synthesis work shining with its own kind of brilliance. This is how he translates poem 432 ““I cannot write people back to life. As hard as I might try. And I do. Furiously. Like a wizard. Or a grammarian.”

Josh


The Works: Anatomy of a City

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ISBN: 9780143112709
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2007

This is the perfect book for adults and teenagers who grew up on David Macaulay and the DK Eyewitness books. A look into the workings of New York City, from the sewers, to the street lights, to the post office. It’s the kind of book that makes you wish for a rainy day, or any excuse to stay in and read.


Josh


You & Me

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$23.99
ISBN: 9780062126139
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Published: Ecco Press - July 31st, 2012

The utter joy of shooting the breeze on the porch with a couple of crotchety intelligent old codgers. Inventive, funny, and profound, Powell turns phrases like a dervish in this Southern styled ersatz retelling of Waiting for Godot. A wonderful book that perfectly captures kicking back and trying to make sense of and chuckle at the crazy world streaming by.


Josh


Train Dreams

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ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador USA - May 22nd, 2012

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, this novella is a brilliant portrait of the American character in all its complexities and contradictions. Though the story only tells the tiny slice of American life as experienced by Robert Grainier, the language and images of that story paint a beautiful, compelling, and universal picture.


Josh


Grantland Vol 2

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By Bill Simmons (Editor), Dan Fierman (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781936365975
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Published: McSweeney's - April 10th, 2012

The second volume of Grantland is another collection of some of the best sports and entertainment writing out there. Hits to the head in hockey, the Sandusky scandal, the Brewers, Eddie Murphy’s career arc, the Blur Offense, and Charlotte Hornets’ teal. Whatever the topic, these are insightful and entertaining essays.

Josh


The Way of Kings

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ISBN: 9780765365279
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Published: Tor Books - May 24th, 2011

This is the perfect book for readers waiting for the next book in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series. Politics and magic.  Assassination and scholarship.  Old ways in conflict with a changing world. Sanderson may be best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, but if The Way of Kings is any indication, his own Stormlight Light Archive might be the next great fantasy epic.


Josh


Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780312547691
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 24th, 2012

Drinking, singing, the late great Harry Crews, and the greatest game on Earth. This is a great sports memoir, getting to the heart of what makes rugby and ruggers unique, while telling Atkinson’s personal story of growth and discovery.  A must for anyone who’s ever rucked, scrummed, and mauled, and an interesting, insightful memoir of sport and writing for everyone else.


Josh 


The Information

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781400096237
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2012

Talking drums, the difference engine, code breaking and computer software. As with Chaos, Gleick’s The Information is not just a story of science, but a story of how we think about ourselves and our world. Filled with fascinating people and eye-opening perspectives, Gleick guides us through the discovery, growth, and development of one of the most important ideas in the modern world.
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