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Best Books of the Month: September 2010

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1. Our Tragic Universe
Our Tragic Universe
by Scarlett Thomas
3.6 out of 5 stars (68 customer reviews)
In Stock
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
September 1, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2010: Scarlett Thomas is a nimble writer, joyfully unseating and upholding cozy fiction conventions in Our Tragic Universe as she builds a story around Meg Carpenter, a writer who--as a genre fiction ghostwriter, book reviewer, and writing coach--has immersed herself in ... Read more

2. Skippy Dies: A Novel
Skippy Dies: A Novel
by Paul Murray
3.9 out of 5 stars (166 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Faber & Faber
August 31, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2010: Seabrook College is an all-boys Catholic prep school in contemporary Dublin, where the founding Fathers flounder under a new administration obsessed with the school's "brand" and teachers vacillate between fear and apathy when faced with rooms full of texting, hyper-tense, hormone-fueled ... Read more

3. To the End of the Land
To the End of the Land
by David Grossman
4.0 out of 5 stars (144 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Knopf
September 21, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: To the End of the Land is a book of mourning for those not dead, a mother's lament for life during a wartime that has no end in sight. At the same time, it's joyously and almost painfully alive, full to the ... Read more

4. Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, Book One)
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, Book One)
by Ken Follett
4.2 out of 5 stars (5,322 customer reviews)
In Stock
Dutton
September 28, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: Welcome to the 20th century as you've never seen it. At over 1,000 pages, Fall of Giants delivers all the elements that fans of Ken Follett have come to treasure: historical accuracy, richly developed characters, and a sweeping yet intimate portrait ... Read more

5. The Golden Mean
The Golden Mean
by Annabel Lyon
3.6 out of 5 stars (40 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Knopf
September 7, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: In mathematics, the principle of the Golden Mean refers to a series of numbers in which each new number is the sum of the previous two, poetically illustrated by the chambers of a nautilus shell. And so Annabel Lyon’s debut novel ... Read more

6. Room: A Novel
Room: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue
4.2 out of 5 stars (2,812 customer reviews)
In Stock
Little, Brown and Company
September 13, 2010
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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a ... Read more

7. The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
by Edmund de Waal
4.2 out of 5 stars (791 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 31, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: At the heart of Edmund de Waal's strange and graceful family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, is a one-of-a-kind inherited collection of ornamental Japanese carvings known as netsuke. The netsuke are tiny and tactile--they sit in the palm of your hand--and ... Read more

8. A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse)
A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse)
by Bonny Becker
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 customer reviews)
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Candlewick
September 14, 2010
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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: When Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear isn't sure he will like having his bedtime routine disturbed by an overnight guest. How will he ever sleep without absolute quiet? A Bedtime for Bear brings Bear and Mouse ... Read more

9. The Search for WondLa
The Search for WondLa
by Tony DiTerlizzi
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 customer reviews)
In Stock
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
September 21, 2010
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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: Tony DiTerlizzi's fantastically imaginative new middle grade novel, The Search for WondLa, combines old-fashioned storytelling with a highly original twist. Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive 12-year old, who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by ... Read more

10. Extraordinary
Extraordinary
by Nancy Werlin
3.3 out of 5 stars (48 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Dial
September 7, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: A faerie world is about to die--and one ordinary girl can change its fate. When Phoebe meets Mallory Tolliver, she is irresistibly drawn to her, despite Mallory’s odd ways. The two form a sister-like bond until Mallory’s handsome brother, ... Read more