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STAFF PICK | September

Roberto Bolaño

“ A haunting Bolano mystery. ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | September

Terry Tempest Williams

“ After her mother died and left her journals to read (all blank), the author expounds upon the depth and weight of voice, sexuality, the earth, the real vs. imagined, and much more in this profound, meditative book. ”
Lauren
Is Nothing Something?
STAFF PICK | September

Thich Naht Hahn

“ Yes.(Thich Nhat Hanh shows us that every question in the world can be explored openly, honestly, and with meaning.) ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | September

Ian MacDonald

“ First published in 1994, McDonald's book gives us his account of every song The Beatles recorded. His vast knowledge of the band makes this book an essential addition for any self-respecting fan of the fab four. ”
Glenn
STAFF PICK | September

Joseph Riippi

“ Kind of an amazing thing to read, and a lovely thing to give. ”
Bonnie
STAFF PICK | September

Xu Zechen

“ A compelling and fun read, this is a book that feels sharp and eye-opening and true to an utterly contemporary urban China. I really couldn't help but love these strange and lonely characters hanging out on the dirty streets of Beijing, selling pirated DVDs and chain-smoking, trying to figure out how to live their lives. ”
Bonnie
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
STAFF PICK | September

Muriel Barbery

“ A lovely heartbreaker starring two Parisian fish-out-of-water intellectuals: a working-class doorwoman and a twelve-year-old girl. The story inhabits the wandering minds of both characters, so get excited for some long-winded digressions on literature, cinema, and philosophy, but also prepare a box of tissues for the ending. ”
Sarah
Night Circus
STAFF PICK | September

Erin Morgenstern

“ Undeniable fluff, but a fun story with cool magic imagery and a weird twist ending. Devourable in an afternoon or two. ”
Sarah
Light in August
STAFF PICK | September

William Faulkner

“ Faulkner at his most readable. Lena is a pregnant Madonna in search of the husband who left her. Joe Christmas is a drifter raised by a Puritanical family. The traditional narrative that brings them together is revealing of a Reconstruction South plagued by its past, propped-up by an ethos of a time long-past. ”
Andrew
Richard II
STAFF PICK | September

William Shakespeare

“ Somewhere between 1550 and 2014, a dim-witted professor decided to take nine of Shakespeare's most ambitious plays and give them the yawning title of "The Histories." They are in fact the Wars of the Roses, a riveting nine-part drama that begins with Richard II. ”
Andrew

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