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A young LA drug dealer on a mission... to kill a judge in rural Wisconsin. With a team of rookies, a van, a wad of cash, and a gun in tow, so begins a road trip of self discovery.
Dodgers, Bill Beverly
Bill Beverly
Dodgers
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The first book from Pearl S. Buck’s timeless trilogy, the Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a farmer’s rags-to-riches journey through China in the 1920s
The Good Earth, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
The Good Earth
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A Neanderthal boy hunting a bear is accidentally transported to the future by a billionaire intent on reintroducing ancient and extinct species. But will he find his way in the new world? What does the future hold for him... and for the rest of us?
Shadow Hunter, Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy
Shadow Hunter
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Trading on tragedy. No-one did it quite like entertainer Buffalo Bill Cody in his infamous Wild West Show.
From forcing surviving Native Americans to re-enact Wounded Knee, to parading the once proud Chief Sitting Bull as a sideshow curiosity to the masses; the show went on at their expense. And the crowds couldn’t get enough.
Sorrow of the Earth, Éric Vuillard
Éric Vuillard
Sorrow of the Earth
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Comedy tales of Australian flat-sharing hell. And, in spite of the intriguing title, it's actually a non-fiction novel.
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, John Birmingham
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What's the big idea? That's exactly what this book aims to find out: how great ideas and get made --
and how those behind them manage to accomplish them.
The Big Thing, Phyllis Korkki
Phyllis Korkki
The Big Thing
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An acclaimed collection of troubling short stories from 2017 Booker Prize winner, George Saunders; and a great intro to the writer himself.
Tenth of December: Stories, George Saunders
George Saunders
Tenth of December: Stories
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Winter is here!
This book needs little introduction. But even if you've seen the series, isn't it time you read the book that started it all?
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, George Martin
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So Catalonia has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from Spain. This is no reactionary vote, it’s the result of a deep-rooted political battle that’s been going on for centuries – as this book explains.
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Grab a spoon and tuck into this culinary history of America.
During the Great Depression, as millions of Americans found themselves out of work and undernourished, the government stepped in and home economics was suddenly pushed to the top of the national agenda; a far cry for the excesses of today.
A Square Meal, Jane Ziegelman, Andy Coe
Jane Ziegelman, Andy Coe
A Square Meal
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Do words mean anything when you're in love? Or do they take on different meanings when you're hopelessly in love and committed to another? Does "commitment" mean something else? Will "blemish" take on a new, nuanced meaning?
David Levithan's brutally raw and honest book reads like poetry, every word calculated and meaningful. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
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Month 2 of 2017 - has it felt any different from 2016? To be honest, even if it does, don't feel bad. Life is life, and you should just live it the way you want to. Who cares tbh?

But IF you do care, and are looking for some motivation to give you that little push, then this book might just be up your alley. Elizabeth Gilbert, the one who brought us Eat Pray Love, is back with Big Magic, and her mantra for living life creatively and without fear definitely is one life motto which resonates. After all, who wants to live life afraid of the next day?
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic
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If love is in the air for you already, then there's no harm in starting early. Carey Heywood's better is the quintessential feel-good YA lit full of heartbreak, loss, sacrifice, hope, love and young love.
Two young adults are about to embark on a solo trip of their lifetime, but by chance they're stuck together. Can they ride it out? Or will they get over their prejudices and fall in love?
Better, Carey Heywood
Carey Heywood
Better
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One burnt body. One missing boyfriend. One memorable night. Nancy Faraday wakes up on the kitchen floor lying in fluid but is unable to make sense of it.
DI Jackman realises that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has a secret. Can this case be solved, or does someone purposely want him to fail? Jane Isaac's Beneath the Ashes is an excellent piece of detective fiction and is a definite page turner this winter.
Beneath the Ashes, Jane Isaac
Jane Isaac
Beneath the Ashes
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"Two roads diverged in the yellow wood/and sorry I could not take both..." wrote Robert Frost. So when we stand between the "Should" and the "Must", which should we take? “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And Elle Luna explains how to follow your passion and love while remaining practical. Whether you're a recent graduate, or a budding artist, or wanting to change jobs, or wanting to find more in life, you'll definitely relate.
The Crossroads of Should and Must, Elle Luna
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This one is for the ladies, for the ones who are inspired by the "New Year, new you" slogan.
The Beauty Mark brings you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks.
Your Beauty Mark, Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese
Your Beauty Mark
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At the beginning of 2016, Bob Dylan was a respected musician. Now at the end of 2016, Bob Dylan is a respected musician with a Nobel prize in tow.
Dylan Goes Electric explores the cultural, political and historical context of the moment Dylan shook off his blues and folk origins to embrace rock, a moment that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.

And if you ask us: a perfect way to end 2016. Celebrating the achievements of one of the biggest, most influential names in contemporary music history.
Dylan Goes Electric, Elijah Wald
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The end is nigh.... and by end, we mean the end of the year. Have you done your reflections yet? We're all set to face the New Year with renewed energy and ready to leave the old before.
The Happiness Project might just be the thing to help if you're looking to for some change and happiness in your life. This book describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project
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H is for Hawk is a fantastic meld of nature and ambition, or suspense and grit.
As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White's tortured masterpiece,The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk.
H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald
H Is for Hawk
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In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.

Grounded in science and informed by real life, The Body Book offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it’s so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods.
The Body Book, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
The Body Book
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