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The Magicians Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Plume Books - May 25th, 2010

Protagonist Quentin Coldwater is depressed, brilliant, and enamored with Fillory, a fictional fantasy world.  As Quentin has always felt distanced from reality, he is elated to learn that not only does magic exist, but Fillory is real as well.  Not only that, but Fillory is a dangerous place...perfect for a magician to practice his craft.


Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage Books USA - May 5th, 1992

McCarthy gives us the appropriate dark, violent, and disturbing details of the west often missing from traditional "western" novels. The Kid, a 14-year-old Tennesseean, joins the Glanton gang, a real historical gang that sold the scalps of both violent and peaceful Indians to the U.S. government. One particular character, Judge Holden, will haunt you.


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307389046
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Published: Vintage Departures - May 3rd, 2011

Far more than an investigation into a grisly tiger attack, Vaillant gives us a detailed account of survival in the Russian "taiga". Things do not go well for poachers who disrespect the balance between Amur (or Siberian) tigers and man. The setting, northeast Russia, is almost mystical in its plant and animal diversity. Some scientists suspect the area wasn't frozen during the last ice age.


Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594851384
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 15th, 2010

An indispensable book for the adventurous. My copy is beat up and re-read many times. While nothing about outdoor adventure is completely safe, reading and understanding this book will help prepare you for just about any situation you may encounter. Everything from gear recommendations to self-rescue, climbing, ice climbing, and training is covered in detail with useful illustrations.


Zen Shorts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439339117
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2005

John Muth is one of my favorite artists. His watercolors are magnificent and endearing. Couple that with a giant panda that imparts Zen advice and you have one lovely children's book. The short stories that Stillwater, the giant panda, tells us are short meditations rooted in Zen Budddhism and Taoism. His admirable goal is to calm readers' minds, so we may see the true world more clearly.


1q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345802934
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2012

Murakami's "meganovel" is pure genius.  While initially slow to develop, this distopian homage to Orwell's "1984" is moving and intricately plotted.  It's a lovely mix of fantasy, noir crime drama, love story, and magical realism. 


Ship Breaker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316056199
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011

Bacigalupi, a relatively new author, has won me over; as well as many prestigious awards. "Ship Breaker" takes place after the cataclysmic effects of global warming have ravaged the world. The US is a dangerous swamp crawling with newly evolved, and some man-made, creatures and warring factions. Fans of "The Hunger Games" will enjoy this dystopian landscape.


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ISBN: 9780307950499
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 30th, 2013

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"Ghostman" is a well-researched debut novel about a guy who helps criminals vanish.  This skilled "ghost" is tasked with solving a bungled casino robbery to settle a debt.  One robber is dead; another is injured and missing with $1.2 million.  The clock is set at 48 hours, as the money will detonate if its anti-theft failsafe isn't disabled.  This is a fast-paced, tech-savvy, dark thriller that really grabbed me. 

 


Norse Mythology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

Ill Will Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345476043
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2017

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399578823
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 4th, 2017

The Heavenly Table Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385541299
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 12th, 2016

The Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607745259
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 7th, 2014

Normal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374534974
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Published: Fsg Originals - November 29th, 2016

Alif the Unseen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802121226
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Published: Grove Press - April 2nd, 2013

The Windup Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597808217
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Published: Night Shade Books - May 5th, 2015

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345453747
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 30th, 2002

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455540006
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 3rd, 2017

Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628420098
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Published: Appalachian Mountain Club - December 15th, 2015

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