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Big Friendship
Big Friendship
Deepen your friendships…
Big Friendship
Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, the best friends behind the hit podcast “Call Your Girlfriend,” share their origin story about meeting at a “Gossip Girl” viewing party and go through all the ups and downs their long-distance relationship has endured through a decade. Their book celebrates female friendship in particular, but is full of helpful advice on how anyone can deepen relationships with their friends in a society that prioritizes family and romantic partners above all.
Sapiens
Sapiens
Expand your mind…
Sapiens
Expand your mind in 2020 with author Yuval Noah Harari’s new classic. Harari dives deep and waxes philosophical about many of the large problems that plague us today. Whether you agree with his takes isn’t really the point; his well-considered, thoughtful arguments will give you a different perspective on all these problems than we get from headlines and 30-second news clips.

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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 2,158 ratings

Atwood’s dystopian classic isn’t just an argument for women’s rights, but more generally a brilliant commentary on the effects of dehumanization, of putting law above love, and of the dangers of picking sides and uncritically sticking with them in the first place.

Atwood’s dystopian classic isn’t just an argument for women’s rights, but more generally a brilliant commentary on the effects of dehumanization, of putting law above love, and of the dangers of picking sides and uncritically sticking with them in the first place.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit

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The Hobbit

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 664 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 664 ratings

The original American dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio. Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage—and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The original American dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio. Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage—and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

American Gods [TV Tie-In]
American Gods [TV Tie-In]

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American Gods [TV Tie-In]

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 688 ratings

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience. Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater)

Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience. Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater)

Good Omens
Good Omens

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Good Omens

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,350 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s collaboration is a cult classic for a reason. It’s an absurdly funny commentary on good vs. evil, nature vs. nurture, and the true nature of free choice. If you’re a fan of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and haven’t read “Good Omens,” you’ll definitely want to pick it up, especially now that an Amazon adaptation starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen has been released.

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s collaboration is a cult classic for a reason. It’s an absurdly funny commentary on good vs. evil, nature vs. nurture, and the true nature of free choice. If you’re a fan of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and haven’t read “Good Omens,” you’ll definitely want to pick it up, especially now that an Amazon adaptation starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen has been released.

Animal Farm
Animal Farm

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Animal Farm

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 817 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 817 ratings

With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker   In 1984, London is a gr

With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker   In 1984, London is a gr

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. Yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded and over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. Yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded and over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

American Gods
American Gods

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American Gods

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,575 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,575 ratings

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None

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And Then There Were None

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,382 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Arguably the best mystery story ever written. Ten people — all strangers — are lured to a mansion on a private island. Each person has a criminal history. They share their secrets, and one by one, they die.

Arguably the best mystery story ever written. Ten people — all strangers — are lured to a mansion on a private island. Each person has a criminal history. They share their secrets, and one by one, they die.

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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The CliffsNotes study guide on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. Th

The CliffsNotes study guide on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. Th

Life of Pi (Illustrated)
Life of Pi (Illustrated)

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Life of Pi (Illustrated)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 691 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 691 ratings

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemp

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemp

The Iliad
The Iliad

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The Iliad

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 141 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieg

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieg

Brave New Worlds
Brave New Worlds

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Brave New Worlds

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Producti

You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Producti

Life of Pi
Life of Pi

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Life of Pi

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 835 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys

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Anansi Boys

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things

God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things

How May I Serve
How May I Serve

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How May I Serve

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5/5 - 123 ratings
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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How May I Serve is a guide to empower women who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness, and peace of mindyet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me. Then, I realized that it was an inside job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself, and make peace with mys

How May I Serve is a guide to empower women who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness, and peace of mindyet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me. Then, I realized that it was an inside job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself, and make peace with mys

Stardust
Stardust

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Stardust

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 848 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Neil Gaiman’s whimsical epic of a fairytale comes to life with the author’s narration of his beloved novel. Catching a falling star has never before seemed so adventurous — or so romantic.

Neil Gaiman’s whimsical epic of a fairytale comes to life with the author’s narration of his beloved novel. Catching a falling star has never before seemed so adventurous — or so romantic.

The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 445 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 445 ratings

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as

Catch-22
Catch-22

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Catch-22

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 607 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 607 ratings

This satirical masterpiece brilliantly captures the bureaucratic absurdities of war. With a title that’s become synonymous with an intractable problem, Yossarian and company’s tragicomic plight resonates to this day. The Hulu series stars Christopher Abbott as John Yossarian and George Clooney as Lieutenant Scheisskopf.

This satirical masterpiece brilliantly captures the bureaucratic absurdities of war. With a title that’s become synonymous with an intractable problem, Yossarian and company’s tragicomic plight resonates to this day. The Hulu series stars Christopher Abbott as John Yossarian and George Clooney as Lieutenant Scheisskopf.