October 2013

The Fields

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ISBN: 9780316223560
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - August 13th, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Jim Finnegan is the most engaging narrator I've come across in a long time.  Living in Dublin with his parents and five older sisters Jim is spot on with his descriptions of his life in the early eighties. Complete with references to the songs he was listening to, the gossip that flew when his mother and her cronies were around the kitchen table and the social awkwardness that hung over Jim and his friends as they became more independent The Fields is laugh out loud funny, unpredictable and thought provoking.

Anne


Varamo

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By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811217415
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Published: New Directions - February 22nd, 2012

Varamo is honestly one of the funnest and most charming books I've ever read. Aira tells the story of a government clerk in Panama and his dark, hilarious night of the soul. The book recounts the story of the night just before he composed the poem that made him famous. It all starts when he's paid in counterfeit money and goes on a long ramble about the shady economics of his country. From here, anarchists, embalmed fish, gamblers, smugglers and more play a part in the poem's creation and the poem itself. It’s a sparkling, irresistible comedy of errors.

Marie


The Universe Within

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307473271
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Published: Vintage - October 8th, 2013

Synthesizing the recent work of scientists across a wide range of disciplines in layman’s terms, Neil Shubin  shows that really “We are stardust” and the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly affected the evolution of our own species.

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