The BookPeople 100 (Page 2)

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

"Because Texas. That's why. One of the greatest friendships in all of literary history is laid out in perfection. We are loved as we accept those we love for who they really truly are. Beautiful." - Bosco


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Tales of Old-Time Texas (J. Frank Dobie Paperback Library) Cover Image
By J. Frank Dobie, Barbara Latham (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780292780699
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Published: University of Texas Press - January 1st, 1984

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Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

"James Baldwin is my soul mate.  He so expertly pinpoints human truths that he could be everybody's soul mate.  This novel about love and loss was so far ahead of its time, ahead of our time, and will probably be illuminating for generations to come." - Consuelo


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Frankenstein Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780553212471
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Published: Bantam Classics - May 1st, 1984

"Frankenstein is as timely as ever. It's man versus nature versus machine with implications that are truer now than ever." - Andrew H.


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The Bell Jar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060837020
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

"I'm not sure how to blurb this book.  That would be like writing a couple of sentences to blurb my entire self.  I get this book.  I don't understand it, but it's not there to be understood.  But I get it.  Self care and mental health are important.  So important.  It is both illuminating and depressing to read about similar experience.  This ambivalence is haunting and discomforting and I feel like both a better and worse person for reading.  Both bigger and smaller.  Both individual and insignificant." - Jan


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The Giver Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780440237686
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Laurel Leaf Library - September 10th, 2002

"This book.  THIS. BOOK.  I have a short list of "annuals."  These are the books I read every year, and The Giver is at the very top of this list.  I have read this book seven times.  I have had to replace my worn out copy (although I still have it in a place of reverence on my shelf).  I haven't read the sequels because I don't want those unanswered questions answered." - Jan


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Dragonsong (Harper Hall of Pern #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689860089
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Published: Aladdin - April 1st, 2003

"An epic fantasy story about a world with dragons.  For me, this story was not only the introduction to, but set the bar for awesome dragons.  It's also mainly about Harpers -- some of the coolest people in Pern.  And, of course, the most coveted "pet" in the world -- fire lizards." - Tomoko


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Gravity's Rainbow (Classics Deluxe Edition): (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Thomas Pynchon, Frank Miller (Illustrator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143039945
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

"'A screaming came across the sky' and lit up my cerebral cortex: A cornucopia of knowledge, a kaleidescope of prose.  I never knew that one man could know so much and write so well." - Bruce


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The White Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416562603
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Published: Free Press - October 14th, 2008

"C'mon - you want to succeed in life, don't you? Do you feel that its society that is holding you back, its rules and mores and such? Do you ever just want to forge your own path? Take a listen to what Balram Halwai has to say about his rise to fame (or is it infamy?) in modern day India. You'll never forget the conversation and will learn a thing or two about life and death." - Raul


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Galore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590514344
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Published: Other Press - March 29th, 2011

"In this gripping novel, Crummey has created a world rich in mythology and folklore, populated by some of the most memorable characters I've ever been introduced to - from Judah, the man found alive in the belly of a whale beached on the shore of a Newfoundland fishing village, to Devine's Widow, a powerful woman whose first name has been lost to history. The langauge is beautiful, and the stories are compelling. A fascinating and memorable read." - Elizabeth


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A Scanner Darkly Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780547572178
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Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2011

"There are most certainly better Phillip K. Dick books, but not more
important ones.  Part innovative sci-fi mystery, part memoir, and part
hideous warning.  A Scanner Darkly stands apart from Dick's other
works." - Thomas W.


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Whistle for Willie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670762408
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

"Wonderfully childlike in scope, this small story about a boy, his dog, and the quest to whistle perfectly captures the simple spirit of a very young boy's ambitions and his wondrous delight in achieving a goal." - Meghan


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Middlesex: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

"If I could have any superpower I would choose the ability to end a single sentence with the same quiet catharsis and emotional resonance with which Jeffrey Eugenides ends every story.  Middlesex is a genealogical epic that traces the history of a recessive mutation as it dwells within an aegean cottage, narrowly escaping eradication at the hands of Ottomans, to its residence in a developing Detroit, overseeing a family's transition from ostracized bootleggers to middle-class restauranteurs, culminating in its manifestation as a genetic anomaly that incites a child's identity crisis and radical quest for self-discovery.  This transcendent novel blows through my brain like the winds of the past." - Steven


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Infinite Jest Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780316066525
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006

"Wallace is razor-sharp in his ability to diagnose the ills of modern U.S. culture.  Though as dark as that can be, DFW never loses sight of the goodness in humanity.  George Saunders called Wallace a "wake-up artist," and this is his clearest wake-up call." - Andrew B.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410318
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

"No book has captured my imagination (and continues to) like Charlie Bucket's wild journey through Mr. Wonka's factory. This is also the book that I have read the most number of times - several times staying up all night before school to finish it." - Bryan


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The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140268867
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 1997

Alex chose this book.


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The Making of the Atomic Bomb Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781451677614
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 12th, 2012

"Of all the history books I've read, this one has stuck with me the most.  It talks about not only how the bomb was made, but what it has done to society and humanity since." - Thomas W.


The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385343848
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 1st, 2011

"An absolutely BEAUTIFUL novel. Dark, but in the most elegant and romantic way. Obreht has the wisdom of maturity with the sentiment of youth. A must read!" - Nolan


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Cosmos Cover Image
By Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345539434
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013

"The impetus behind this book (and the original TV series) is the same thing that motivates me to pursue my career as an information professional: people have questions. Everyday curiosity about where we live and how we got here.  Sagan brought the universe down out of the celestial sphere of academia and into the homes and hearts of everyday people.  It is this spirit that makes a science book written almost 30 years ago still relevant today." - Jan


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One Crazy Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

"Three sisters sent to San Francisco to build a relationship with their estranged mother land in the middle of the Black Panther movement and the political turmoil of the late 60s. Narrated by the unforgettably forthright Delphine, this moving, multilayered story about family and identity resonates long after the last page has been turned." - Meghan G.    <<<Page 1          Page 3>>>