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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689711817
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks -

What kid doesn't dream of running away to their favorite museum and fishing for pocket change in the wishing fountain? Konigsburg's delightful classic at least makes this fantasy a reality in writing.


Madeline Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140564396
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Published: Puffin Books - May 2000

My favorite children's book of all time. The classic artwork and story in Madeline only grow more special with time.


Great House Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393340648
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2011

Krauss' beautiful prose begs to be read with an underlining pencil in hand. Her novels consistently stay at the top of my favorite books list.


Eating Animals Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316069885
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 2010

This is the book that opened my eyes to a world of ethical eating. Life-changing! Enough said...


St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307276674
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Published: Vintage Books USA - August 14th, 2007

A unique surrealness embodies Russell's writing, making it hard to escape her enchanting storytelling.


Anna Karenina Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Louise And Aylmer Maude (Translator), W. Gareth Jones (Introduction by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780199536061
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 2008

Described by Faulkner as "the best novel ever written", and Dostoevsky as "flawless". I'll simply defer to these wise gentlemens' opinions.


Franny and Zooey Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316769495
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 1st, 1991

Salinger's finest (in my opinion). Dissects family dynamics (not to mention family dysfunction) in a way that is both heart-wrenching, and totally relatable.


A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Ozeki's weblike novel about a century-old Buddhist nun, a struggling teenage girl in contemporary Japan,


Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat Cover Image
By Kaori Tsutaya, Amy Hirschman (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594745256
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Published: Quirk Books - October 11th, 2011

What better way to use the excess cat hair lying around your house than to craft a cat-hair pincushion? Or finger puppet?! The possibilities are all delightfully laid out within these pages.