Good Reads

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11:52 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that’s becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon… a shattering story of betrayal and redemption set in war-torn Afghanistan. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

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11:50 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Terror by Dan Simmons

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Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as “a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). The Terror chills readers to the core.

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11:49 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

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11:47 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: American Lion by Jon Meacham

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11:44 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

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11:44 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

 

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11:42 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Fever Dream by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

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Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all… Who murdered her? Fever Dream. Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

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11:41 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Reads: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

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11:39 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other by Scott Simon

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In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR’s award-winning and beloved Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It’s a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in their arms, and all the laughs and tumbles along the road as they become a real family.

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11:37 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters

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