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Best Books of the Month: March 2011

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1. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton
3.8 out of 5 stars (388 customer reviews)
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Random House
March 1, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, is just what a chef's story should be--delectable, dripping with flavor, tinged with adrenaline and years of too-little sleep. What sets Hamilton apart, though, is her ability ... Read more

2. The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
by Patrick Rothfuss
4.4 out of 5 stars (2,357 customer reviews)
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DAW Hardcover
March 1, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: The Wise Man's Fear continues the mesmerizing slow reveal of the story of Kvothe the Bloodless, an orphaned actor who became a fearsome hero before banishing himself to a tiny town in the middle of Newarre. The readers of Patrick Rothfuss's ... Read more

3. My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store
My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store
by Ben Ryder Howe
3.9 out of 5 stars (115 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Henry Holt and Co.
March 1, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, Ben Ryder Howe, a burned out editor at the Paris Review, spends his days concealing his apathy from his eccentric boss (George Plimpton!), avoiding the short story slush pile, and anticipating the day he will move ... Read more

4. Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer
4.3 out of 5 stars (674 customer reviews)
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The Penguin Press
March 3, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Moonwalking with Einstein follows Joshua Foer's compelling journey as a participant in the U.S. Memory Championship. As a science journalist covering the competition, Foer became captivated by the secrets of the competitors, like how the current world memory champion, Ben ... Read more

5. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
by James Gleick
4.2 out of 5 stars (186 customer reviews)
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Pantheon
March 1, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: In a sense, The Information is a book about everything, from words themselves to talking drums, writing and lexicography, early attempts at an analytical engine, the telegraph and telephone, ENIAC, and the ubiquitous computers that followed. But that's just the "History." ... Read more

6. The Cardboard Valise
The Cardboard Valise
by Ben Katchor
4.3 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
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Pantheon
March 15, 2011
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Starred Review. In this winsomely haunting graphic novel from Katchor... Read more

7. The Savage City
The Savage City
by T. J. English
4.2 out of 5 stars (78 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
WilliamMr
March 15, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: One part police procedural, one part historical narrative, T.J. English's The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge follows three different men caught in the fallout of New York City's most turbulent decade as race relations, corruption, and ... Read more

8. I Am J
I Am J
by Cris Beam
4.2 out of 5 stars (32 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
March 1, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Growing up, J (born as Jennifer) always thought of himself as a boy stuck in the body of a girl. In elementary school J shunned his mom’s attempts to stick him in dresses and preferred the rough-and-tumble play of boys on ... Read more

9. A World Without Heroes (Beyonders)
A World Without Heroes (Beyonders)
by Brandon Mull
4.4 out of 5 stars (214 customer reviews)
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Aladdin
March 15, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: The first book in a new series (Beyonders), A World Without Heroes is an addictive blend of fantasy, humor, and heroic quest. Jason is an ordinary 13-year-old involuntarily transported to Lyrian, a world ruled by the evil wizard Maldor. ... Read more

10. Ant and Grasshopper
Ant and Grasshopper
by Luli Gray
3.0 out of 5 stars (21 customer reviews)
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Margaret K. McElderry Books
March 8, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Ant and Grasshopper picks up Aesop’s well-worn fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, and gives it an added twist. Day in and day out, Ant meticulously counts the beans, raisins, and other goodies he's been saving for the winter, ... Read more