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  • Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

    Roz Chast

    "Cartoons, it turns out, are tailor-made for the absurdities of old age, illness and dementia. In Chast’s devastating and sublime graphic memoir, the odd dramas and repetitive minutiae find perfect expression in her signature antic drawings as she describes helping her parents navigate their final years — from packing up their cluttered Brooklyn apartment to getting a seat at the “right” table in the nursing home. No one has perfect parents, and no one can write a perfect book about them. But Chast has come close." New York Times

     A New York Times Best Book of 2014

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  • All the Light We Cannot See

    Anthony Doerr

    An absolutely brilliant and utterly devastating description of war’s universal waste and suffering, and the inexplicable courage of people to go on with their lives after experiencing profound trauma. Ranks with David Grossman’s To the End of the Land.

    ~Marion

    A New York Times Best Book of 2014

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  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    Jill Lepore

    The background story of Wonder Woman was a secret and a wonder. Jill Lepore has done us a great favor with this tour de force of cultural history. Read it and be amazed!

    ~Frayda

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  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    Richard Flanagan

    This will become a classic work of war by a world class writer.

    ~Frayda

     

     

     

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  • Let Me Be Frank With You

    Richard Ford

    In the fourth installment of the Frank Bascombe saga, Frank wryly contemplates mortality in the way only he can.  Lovers of The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land, you’ve been waiting for this.  Tackles a dark subject delightfully.

    ~Molly

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2014

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