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  • booksreddit.com:A Visit from the Goon Squad

    A Visit from the Goon Squad

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    Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption. National BestsellerNational Book Critics Circle Award WinnerPEN/Faulkner Award FinalistA New York Tim…


  • booksreddit.com:War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

    War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

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    The basis for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy’s masterwork. War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolko…


  • booksreddit.com:Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

    Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

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    The national bestseller!At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the great…


  • booksreddit.com:The Redwall Cookbook

    The Redwall Cookbook

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    Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, they’re all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands into seasoned chefs, illustrated in full color with all the charm and magic that is Redwall. A gift like no other for…


  • booksreddit.com:In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

    In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

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    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha’s teachings – in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight….


  • booksreddit.com:Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

    Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

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    The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate — at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.A top ten Amazon Customer Favorite in Science Fiction & Fantasy for 2010, The Machine of Death is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. From the humorous to the adventurous to the mind-ben…


  • booksreddit.com:Until the Sun Falls

    Until the Sun Falls

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    In the thirteenth century the Mongol hordes swept out of Mongolia to over-run half the world. This novel follows Psin, a Mongol general, through the military campaigns in Russia and Europe, among his own family and in his own heart.


  • booksreddit.com:Everybody Needs a Rock (An Aladdin Book)

    Everybody Needs a Rock (An Aladdin Book)

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    Everybody needs a rock — at least that’s the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.


  • booksreddit.com:How To Die: or The Good Gatsby

    How To Die: or The Good Gatsby

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    How would you want to go? Quietly? Painlessly? With your boots on? Haven’t really thought about it? Fortunately, one man has. In How to Die, have a peek at a few fatalistic daydreams from a creative mind. With a little death and a lot of humor, these stories will keep you laughing and guessing till the very end, with lots of fun along the way. Death can scare us, sadden us, and sometimes, it can be really, really funny. Take a little trip to the edge of the afterlife in 12 hilarious different…


  • booksreddit.com:Penpal

    Penpal

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    Penpal began as a series of short and interconnected stories posted on an online horror forum. Before long, it was adapted into illustrations, audio recordings, and short films; and that was before it was revised and expanded into a novel!How much do you remember about your childhood?In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you’…


  • booksreddit.com:Q

    Q

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    Friday Free-for-All | June 27, 2014
    In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as “Q.” In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Taken by the T-Rex (Dinosaur Erotica)

    Taken by the T-Rex (Dinosaur Erotica)

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    Drin is her tribe’s chief huntress; she lives for the thrill of the hunt. Men and sex hold no allure for her, as Drin has never found a partner to satisfy her. When a T-Rex descends upon her village, destroying it, Drin demands that the tribe’s hunters go in search of the beast and slaughter it. Opting for safety instead of revenge, the tribe moves to a new location, hoping that the big beast won’t follow them.It does.Drin taunts the beast, giving her tribes mates time to flee. As she run…


  • booksreddit.com:Getting Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed

    Getting Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed

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    So, you want to be a doctor? The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed is the best resource out there for any medical school applicant, regardless of where they are in the process. This publication will guide you through every step of the application process: from your first day of undergraduate classes to the day you matriculate in medical school. Along the way, you will learn how to build a competitive resume during your undergraduate years, and learn some great study tips for the MCAT. You…


  • booksreddit.com:Sex and Sunsets: A Novel

    Sex and Sunsets: A Novel

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    “Kelly Palamino’s engagingly idiosyncratic voice falls somewhere between On the Road and Bright Lights, Big City. He’s the Lone Ranger in love, riding out the rough patches on a Thorazine habit.”-PeopleAt twenty-nine, Kelly Palamino’s a little off-kilter but settled into his career of professional dishwasher. His big, blond, ex-hippie wife has left him for good.So it’s with no particular purpose that Kelly positions himself on his porch across the street from an Episcopal church in Jackson, W…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale

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    What books do you think are important for women to read?
    The seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning, soon to be a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declinin…


  • booksreddit.com:Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

    Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses

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    Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us.The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions …


  • booksreddit.com:propitiation.

    propitiation.

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    In eastern Kentucky, people don’t have much; God, guns and Oxycontin, and if you try to take any of those away, you’re likely to have a run in with at least two of them. Caster is the son of the local preacher, Solomon Jenkins, who preaches more fire and brimstone than forgiveness and love. Caster is steeped in drugs and violence, running the hollers with a poetic recklessness, Jesus and Jim Beam on his breath. He finds himself a house divided, a path well-worn in these deep, dark hills, a…


  • booksreddit.com:The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

    The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

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    The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli―all of whom have become inv…


  • booksreddit.com:Magic Terror: 7 Tales

    Magic Terror: 7 Tales

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    No one tells a story like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter in the face of events so dark you begin to question your own moral compass. Then he reduces you to jelly by spinning a tale so terrifying-and surprising-you wind up sleeping with the lights on.        With Magic Terror, the bestselling author of Ghost Story and The Talisman (with Stephen King) has given us one of the…