Our Recommendations

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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312427719
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Published: Picador USA - October 14th, 2008

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year
Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007

Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007


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The Walls Around Us Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616203726
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

I have only barely begun this up and coming YA book but in two sittings am nearly halfway through it and have stayed up way too late unable to put it down.  The first person narratives read as if from neither past nor present and quite possibly the future.  The story is unfolding with such subtleness that you dare not look away for fear of missing something.  Ballerinas and overlapping juvenile criminals are the main characters whose stories seem to be comprised of three young women, none of whom are innocent and two very well may already be deceased, albeit their voices are in the now.  I am always so relieved and intrigued to pick up a YA book or any novel for that matter that is telling a story that I have never imagined or heard before. ~Jesica


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Night Soldiers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375760006
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Published: Random House Trade - July 9th, 2002

Bulgaria, 1934. A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, Khristo Stoianev, is recruited into the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin's purges, Khristo flees to Paris. Night Soldiers masterfully re-creates


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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812994995
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Published: Random House - September 30th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL