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Big Machine: A Novel

“Big Machine”

Far-fetched yet poignant, “Big Machine” is an epic combination of crazy characters and loopy plotlines that will have readers laughing.

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“Pink Brain, Blue Brain”

Lise Eliot lays out the strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in a refreshingly clear and accessible how-to book aimed at today’s parents.

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In this surprising indictment of positive thinking, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes American optimism, linking it to such phenomena as the Iraq War and the economic recession.

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“The Greatest Show on Earth”

Richard Dawkins faces his critics head-on in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which sweeps Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” into the 21st century.

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The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society

“The Age of Empathy”

World-famous primatologist Frans de Waal discovers evidence of human empathy in his book “The Age of Empathy.”

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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

“Game Change”

Politicians are exposed in “Game Change,” Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s juicy amalgam of White House gossip and scandalous stories.

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News of the World: Poems

“News of the World”

In “News of the World,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine shifts effortlessly between verse and prose.

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Never-Ending Birds: Poems

“Never-Ending Birds”

“Never-Ending Birds” by David Baker covers all the topics that make great poetry with sweeping Midwestern landscapes and stories of childhood, loss, and new loves.

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Inseminating the Elephant (Lannan Literary Selections)

“Inseminating the Elephant”

Lucia Perillo echoes Sylvia Plath in “Inseminating the Elephant,” a collection of poems that blend tragedy with wit and humor.

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“That Old Cape Magic”

In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.

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