Staff picks

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When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

5

The perfect way to celebrate autumn's arrival. Read more...

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Homegoing

5

A sweeping historical saga about two half-sisters and the generations that come after them. Read more...

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Black Panther 1: A Nation Under Our Feet

4

This literary superhero lore is as poetic as it is powerful. Read more...

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The Woman in Cabin 10

5

This is Ruth Ware's follow-up to "In a Dark, Dark Wood." Don't miss this one!! Read more...

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When Mischief Came to Town

5

When mischief comes to town, joy and friendship follow. Read more...

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Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs

5

One man's hilarious quest for self-acceptance, set to the music of the '80s, '90s and '00s. Read more...

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Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies - How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

4

Whether you are a snacker, a bruncher or are into "chefing," this book will help explain why Americans eat as we do. Read more...

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Joe Gould's Teeth

4

Joe Gould may have written the most complete and comprehensive oral history of his time. Then again, maybe he didn't. Read more...

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

5

A harsh and haunting tale of heroism and ultimate sacrifice in the race to reach the North Pole. Read more...

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

4

I'm supposed to write an engaging teaser here so you'll reserve this book. Whatever. Read more...