Staff Picks & Reviews

Books recommended by the staff

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781439170915
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 9th, 2011

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet is an affirmation to all of us introverts, loners, or antisocial types of varying degrees.
I wish all employers and teachers would read this book to better be able to understand all types of learners, leaders, and employees.
Even if you don't think of yourself as an introvert, maybe this book will give you some "aha!" moments in understanding behavior.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780307352149
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2012

Everything Is Its Own Reward by Paul Madonna

I can't say enough about Paul Madonna's gorgeous ink washes of urban buildings (mostly San Francisco, though you'll find other cities immortalized in these pages). The art is beautiful, and the accompanying text is wry, funny, sharp, and often strikingly profound in its observance.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780872865150
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Published: City Lights Books - April 19th, 2011

Blankets by Craig Thompson

A beautifully-illustrated graphic novel of bittersweet childhood and first love in Wisconsin. 592 pages never went by so fast! Take comfort in the blustery cold days transcribed here while getting through the summer heat.

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ISBN: 9781891830433
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 18th, 2003

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore

Another rollicking novel by Moore that serves both as a murder mystery and a who's who of impressionist painters in 19th century France. Skip art history and read this humorous delight instead! (unless you are an art student. In that case, go to class and THEN read this novel for extra credit!)

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061779756
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 9th, 2012

Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance by CrimethInc.

Ever wonder how the economy works? How capitalism functions? Where you
might be on the pyramid of society? Ever wonder how things could be
different? Find out in this handy bit of radical literature--- not for
the faint of thought (or light reading), but definitely engrossing and informative.

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ISBN: 9780970910172
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Published: Crimethinc - July 1st, 2011

How to Rock Your Baby by Erin Bried

A great cheat-sheet primer of baby tips and tricks for the new mom, those expecting, or the baby-phobic looking to know more!

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ISBN: 9781401324599
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Published: Hyperion Books - April 3rd, 2012

MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood

What, I hear you cry, a trilogy with only two books?! Atwood is still at work on the last book of what has been dubbed the MaddAddam trilogy, which leaves you plenty of time to dig into the other two before it hits bookstands!

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor Books - March 30th, 2004

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455475
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Published: Anchor Books - July 27th, 2010

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Everything you might ever want to know about breasts. Not just a good cultural and anthropological history, but also an authoritative study of how breasts are affected today from our diet, environment, and lifestyle. Whether you have them or just want to know more about them, a must-read!

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ISBN: 9780393063189
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2012

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

A great introduction to those unfamiliar with the astounding work of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The story of a young man amidst the student protests of the 1960's, mind woven between two women while he meanders through his past and floats through his present. Treat yourself to this wonderful narrative, among Murakami's best!

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ISBN: 9780307950628
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage Books - January 3rd, 2012

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