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Bottom of the 33rd

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Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062014498
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2012

It takes great talent to write a book about a single (although very long) baseball game and make it interesting, entertaining and never boring! Dan Barry puts the reader squarely iin those cold seats for 8 hours and makes you want to linger!! Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium, the Paw Sox, the players, the atmosphere, the audience, and the owners are all introduced in a conversational style. This is a book for anyone who likes baseball, history, or just a good read.


Carol


The Works: Anatomy of a City

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$25.00
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


The Way the World Works

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ISBN: 9781416572473
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2012

There are many gems in this wide ranging book of essays and they can mined in any order you please.  Among my favorites are "Sunday at the Dump" and "Why I Like the Telephone" in which Baker recalls the childhood delight he felt in being the person in the household responsible for calling the automated number sponsored by the local bank to get the current time and temperature.  The essay entitled "Inky Burden" is a brief but eloquent testament to the pleasure and the power of the printed page.

Anne


Walk on the Wild Side

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By Nelson Algren, Russell Banks (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374525323
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 24th, 1998

Oh, the raw and wonderful goodies to be had in this social realist vaudeville!  Algren's depression Texas & New Orleans was too harsh when it first appeared, but nowadays on the far side of McCarthy, Crews, Bukowski and any number of other poets of the demi-monde (and the weird South), the book stands as a vernacular classic.

Gary


Prisoner of Heaven

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ISBN: 9780062206282
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Published: HarperTorch - July 10th, 2012

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game, has struck again with his latest book: The Prisoner of Heaven.  Threading the two previous novels with his new one, Ruiz Zafon has created a world of dark secrets and unrelenting intrigue bringing light to a hidden history that is both shocking and exciting.

Nathan


The Moonflower Vine

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ISBN: 9780061673238
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 24th, 2009

The Moonflower Vine is about a family gathering to celebrate their parents’ marriage. Four girls come of age in Depression-era Missouri; author Jetta Carleton lays bare their secrets, their shames and the love that pulses through their veins. She crafts for them rich interior lives showing how each is touched by and wields passions with the power to redefine their lives. It's one of those special books I just want to press into the hands of everyone I know.

Marie


A Foreign Country

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780312591335
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 7th, 2012

Charles Cumming begins his tale with the newly appointed head of England’s M16, who happens to be the first female chief spy, has gone missing, a young accountant is kidnapped and an elderly couple are tragically murdered.  This is a cunning story with many twists and turns before this highly successful novel comes to an end.  The Scandinavians may currently have all the attention, but this is one terrific English spy caper.

Jane D


You & Me

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ISBN: 9780062126139
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Published: Ecco - 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


Yes, Chef

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ISBN: 9780385342605
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Published: Random House - June 26th, 2012

Samuelsson's memoir is so much more than a book for "foodies". His unique background (an Ethiopian being raised by white parents in Sweden) sensitizes him to the blending of cultures. His approach is to use flavors to accomplish this. Yes, Chef deals with the culinary world as well as the concept of origins and home and family. It is a very engaging, fast-paced memoir that makes you want to go to Red Rooster immediately and leaves you with great affection for Marcus Samuelsson. Delicious!


Carol


The Nun

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781609450625
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Published: Europa Editions - December 27th, 2011

The Nun belongs with Italophiles and historical fiction readers. Agata, in love and confined to a nunnery in the 19th century, struggles with her vocation and desire for worldly engagement while politics and social changes stream around her. Hornby includes colorful detail about convent life, Italian religious celebrations and the social customs of the time. What makes the book is Agata's complexity. Sometimes she finds contentment in ritual and a preordained life; other times, she works hard to find a way out. You'll have to read the book to find out her ultimate fate!


Marie


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