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Staff Pick: Rats by Robert Sullivan

by Kayla

Robert Sullivan spent a year sitting in a New York alley observing rats every night so that you don't have to. The resulting book weaves a forgotten history of the city together with plenty of gross-out rat facts to impress your friends. A great way to get to know your neighbors!

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Staff Pick: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

by Kayla

This is the funniest book on a family member's suicide that I've ever read AND it's autobiographical. I wish we could all process our pain to hilarious effect.

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Staff Pick: The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

by Kayla

Born in Sarajevo, Hemon wrote his first story in English at the age of 31. If I could write as eloquently in my first language as he does in his second, you’d probably want this blurb to go on forever.

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Staff Pick: Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio

by Kayla

Whales. Suicide. Russian orphans. Human waste as fertilizer. Sharp without being didactic, it doesn’t really matter what D’Ambrosio is writing about - you’ll want to read what he has to say.

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