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Staff Pick: At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien

by Lauren

This novel is for anyone who enjoys a bit of gratuitous violence and wonders if they’ve gone slightly mad.

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Staff Pick: Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

by Lauren

A study of the arctic from all angles. Lopez’s lyrical prose is is somehow adept at describing both the beauty of natural phenomena and the technical mechanisms from which they arise.

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Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.

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Staff Pick: The City & the City by China Mieville

by Lauren

Equal parts science fiction and detective noir, The City & The City follows a murder investigation that spans two cities with mysterious boundaries.

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