Staff picks

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Black Rabbit Hall

4

It's like an episode of "Downton Abbey"-- set in the 1960s-- and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Read more...

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Worm Loves Worm

5

Who knew earthworms could be so cute? Welcome to the wedding of Worm and Worm. Read more...

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

4

Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and most life on earth. Now, the human race is the asteroid. Read more...

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Front Lines

4

What if, in 1940, Uncle Sam decided women should fight in WWII? Imagine how that would change the most deadly war ever, and the gals who enlist. Read more...

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The Tusk That Did the Damage

5

This murderous elephant will break your heart. Read more...

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The Nameless City

4

In a city with no name, who decides its future? Read more...

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

4

In the crowded field of social psychology titles, Adam Grant's exploration on developing and nurturing new ideas is worth a look. Read more...

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A Study in Charlotte

4

Copycat Holmes/Watson murders solved by their descendants? As if you even have to ask. Read more...

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Patience

5

"A cosmic timewarp deathtrip to the primordial infinite of everlasting love." Not scared off? Keep reading. Read more...

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Hilo. Book 1, The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

4

Amnesiac Hilo crashes to Earth with no clothes. When an Obliteratron follows him, it'll take more than his cyborg skills to save the day. Read more...