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Books That Made the Top 10 List!

We've put together a rolling year compilation of books that made ABFAS's monthly TOP 10 list for our bookstore! You'll find the books listed below in alphabetical order by author.

This Month's Top 10 BookThe Red Book indicates this month's Top 10 books everyone's buying at ABFAS.

Books That Made the TOP 10!
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington by John Abbott Nez

Twelve boats a-blinking, Eleven skiers swooshing, Ten apples gleaming, Nine cowboys crooning, ... and much more from the Evergreen State. Vivacious illustrations bring to life the region's diversity and character. A fact-filled compendium of fascinating state lore.

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

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Stories of Healing: A Family Doctor's Journal Stories of Healing: A Family Doctor's Journal by Dr. Robert Anderson

In Stories of Healing: A Family Doctor's Journal, Dr. Robert Anderson documents an amazing series of patient encounters and case studies from over his forty years of medical practice. Endorsed by Dr. Bernie Siegel and Dr. Christiane Northrup, Stories of Healing quietly extends our awareness of the incredible depth and beauty available to us in the practice of medicine.

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Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye This Month's Top 10 BookPuget Sound Through an Artist's Eye by Tony Angell (Forward by Ivan Doig)

Artist and naturalist Tony Angell has used Puget Sound's natural diversity as his palette for nearly 50 years.

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City of Orphans City of Orphans by Avi

The streets of 1893 New York are full of life: crowded, filthy, dangerous. Against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York, newsboy Maks, street-girl Willa, and the eccentric lawyer Bartleby race against time to save Maks' wrongfully imprisoned sister. Together the three confront a teeming world of wealth and crime, rich with the struggles of new immigrants and the fabric of family love.

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

A master of breathtaking plot twists and vivid characters, Avi brings the full force of his storytelling powers to the world of medieval England, where the orphaned thirteen-year-old Crispin has been falsely accused. Declared a "wolf's head," he may be killed on sight, and so must flee, carrying only his mother's cross of lead. In the riveting climax, Crispin discovers that, though he thought he had lost everything, he has instead gained the most precious gift of all: a true sense of self. Winner of the Newberry Award, ALA Notable, Booksense Top Ten, Best Children's Books of the year, Colorado Book Award and more.

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The Lace Makers of Glenmara The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

In the village of Glenmara, Kate Robinson finds inspiration—she and a group of lace makers create a line of exquisite lingerie—and gain the strength to face long-denied desires and fears. But not everyone welcomes Kate, and a series of unexpected events threatens to unravel everything the women have worked so hard for....

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F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson

F stands for funny in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers penned by students.

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The Weird Sisters The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

A New York Times bestseller, called "an endearing story about sisterly affection and the possibilities of redemption," by the Washington Post. The Weird Sisters is a quirky, perky, lively story of three sisters who love each other—but absolutely cannot get along.

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Darth Vader and Son This Month's Top 10 BookDarth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

A delightful tale for Star Wars® fan's and parents with a galactic sense of humor. Brown rewrites the Star Wars saga with the twist of father/son moments set within the Star Wars playground.

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National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (N.E.R.D.S. Series #1) National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (N.E.R.D.S. Series #1) by Michael Buckley

NERDS combines all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. "Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining," says School Library Journal.

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Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real may forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child. A boy, not yet four years old, emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.

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Fisherman's Daughter Fisherman's Daughter by Patricia Nikolina Clark

From the lives of pioneer families who settled and fished Tomales Bay, comes the tender story of eleven-year-old Katia. School opened a new world to Katia, but when mama dies and papa says Katia must stay home now and care for the family, it seems the door to that world must close. Now there is only one person Katia can turn to help make Katia's dreams come true.

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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1)
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America, a shining but harsh Capitol forces its subservient outlying districts to send their children into the deadly Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When sixteen-year-old Katnis steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games, she believes it is her death sentence. Then Katniss discovers that survival is for her, second nature. But winning? If Katniss is to win, she will have to start weighing survival against humanity, and life against love.

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Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2)
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America, a shining but harsh Capitol forces its subservient outlying districts to send their children into the deadly Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When sixteen-year-old Katnis steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games, she believes it is her death sentence. Then Katniss discovers that survival is for her, second nature. But winning? If Katniss is to win, she will have to start weighing survival against humanity, and life against love.

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Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3) Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)
by Suzanne Collins

Why am I not dead? Katniss asks. Meanwhile the plot to overthrow the Capitol has come out of the shadows. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans — except Katniss. Now the success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss' willingness to be a pawn. Will Katniss become the rebels' Mockingjay — no matter what the personal cost?

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The Orchardist This Month's Top 10 BookThe Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin

Set at the beginning of the 20th century in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where a solitary orchard owner takes in two teenage sisters who are both scared and pregnant. Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in.

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Fishes of the Columbia Basin Fishes of the Columbia Basin by Dennis Dauble

In his award-winning guidebook Fishes of the Columbia Basin, Dennis Dauble uses his three-plus decades of professional experience as a fisheries biologist and a lifetime as a fisherman to discuss the 60-plus fish species that inhabit our Columbia Basin. Dauble begins by answering familiar questions such as "What kind of fish is that?" and "What does it eat?" and then takes the reader much farther, delving into historical studies, ecology, behavior, basic biology, and environmental factors.

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Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd

"Good night remotes and Netflix streams / Androids, apps, and glowing screens .../ Goodnight buzzing, goodnight beeps / Goodnight everybody who should be asleep / Goodnight pop stars, goodnight MacBook Air / Goodnight gadgets everywhere." Ann Droyd, who has been trying to unplug for fifteen years, says, "I sing the praises of powering down, at least for one night, in hopes I might convince myself to do the same."

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Back on the Court: A Young Woman's Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball Back on the Court: A Young Woman's Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball by Sonya Elliott

Struck by a train before her wedding, Sonya Elliott relies on her "never give up" attitude, fighting painful loss and injuries to return to basketball.

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West of Here West of Here by Jonathan Evison

The wilderness, the history, and the people of Washington blaze into life in West of Here, the newest release from Jonathan Evison, winner of the Washington State Book Award for All About Lulu.

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Bossypants Bossypants by Tina Fey

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

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Breaking the Code: A Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything Breaking the Code: A Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters ... In Breaking the Code, memoirist Alaniz offers a sensitive account of how she helped her war-veteran father confront a traumatic memory he carried with him for more than 50 years.

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Gone Girl Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

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Savoring Leavenworth: Pairing Local Wines with Regional Recipes Savoring Leavenworth: Pairing Local Wines with Regional Recipes
by Morgan Fraser

Morgan Fraser follows up her exquisite wine-pairing cookbook, Savoring Chelan, with her latest release—Savoring Leavenworth, a wine-pairing cookbook for Leavenworth and the Wenatchee River Valley. Delightful all-new recipes from the best chefs of Leavenworth, Peshastin, and Cashmere, paired with our valley's own local wines.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe's father's unfortunate debts....

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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin

Drawing on the latest research. Dr. Temple Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for your dog, or how to know why the lion at the zoo is pacing, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is essential reading for anyone who's ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

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The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's by Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., born with autism, is both a gifted animal scientist and a leading spokesperson and lecturer on autism. In this innovative book, Dr. Grandin gets down to the daily issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Grandin offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Fast-paced and stunningly vivid.

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The Faerie Ring The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring, a spellbinding tale of romance and danger, takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey. Dickensian London, magic, action, suspense, a dash of romance, and "an admirable heroine in an enjoyable tale," says Publishers Weekly.

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Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson integrates the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians into a sweeping natural history, showing how feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn—across centuries and across the globe.

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Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom This Month's Top 10 BookUnlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer Holland

National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. A snake and a hamster. A hippo and a tortoise. Even predator and prey—a leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Holland explains these amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) This Month's Top 10 BookFifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) by E. L. James

Literature student Ana interviews a young entrepreneur. Grey, she ultimately discovers, is a man tormented by demons. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionate affair, Ana discovers Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

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Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades Trilogy #3) Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades Trilogy #3) by E. L. James

Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

Homeowners, designers, architects, road gypsies, water dwellers, dreamers—people of all ages, all over the world—are creatively escaping high rents and bank loans with under-500 sq. ft. shelters. Over 1000 photos illustrate the stories, interviews, and insights from people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century.

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Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6) Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6) by Jeff Kinney

School property has been damaged, the authorities are closing in—then a surprise blizzard traps the Heffley family indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

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Leavenworth (Images of America) Leavenworth (Images of America) by Kinney-Holck and the Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth

The History of Leavenworth — In Photos!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, thanks to Rose Kinney-Holck, the Upper Valley Museum, and numerous citizens and organizations with roots in Leavenworth, you can literally see the past come alive and watch Leavenworth change from native days to the present.

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Where Lilacs Still Bloom Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick's 19th historical novel, Where Lilacs Still Bloom, is based on the life of German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager. Hulda possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda's driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife.

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The Daughter's Walk The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick

A mother's tragedy, a daughter's desire, and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives.

The Daughter's Walk weaves personal history and fiction together to invite readers to consider their own journeys and family separations, to help determine what exile and forgiveness are truly about.

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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler's true character and ruthless ambition.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The stunning conclusion to the acclaimed, heartpounding trilogy! Lisbeth lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head. If and when she recovers, she'll be charged with three murders. While Blomkvist works desperately to prove Lisbeth's innocence, Lisbeth is plotting revenge. Once, Lisbeth was a victim. Now she is fighting back.

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

Their story captured the heart of Cold War–era America—a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

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Mountain Wildflowers of Washington: 265 Images Mountain Wildflowers of Washington: 265 Images by Jane Lundin

This handy, laminated, fold-out wildflower guide is perfect for carrying in your back pocket or your daypack.

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I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats This Month's Top 10 BookI Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of housecats. After you've laughed your way through it, you will look your cat straight in the eye and say "I get it!"

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R. Martin

The first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent "Song of Ice and Fire" cycle. A masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure and transporting us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced.

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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R. R. Martin

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world....

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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental Song of Ice and Fire epic fantasy and the wildly popular "Game of Thrones" HBO Series. In this fifth book in the series, the tides of destiny and politics lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.

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Dog Days, Raven Nights Dog Days, Raven Nights by John M. Marzluff and Colleen Marzluff, illustrated by Evon Zerbetz

True reminiscences of a young couple (now established raven researchers) who headed deep into backwoods Maine to try to understand ravens. Tales of tiny cabins, harsh winters, frozen moose carcasses, the antics of young ravens, a motley collection of sled dogs, and more. "Fascinating and beautifully written," says The Seattle Times.

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens In the Company of Crows and Ravens by by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell

John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh to the works of Shakespeare, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. Illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and offers an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship.

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Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans This Month's Top 10 BookGifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John Marzluff and Tony Angell

With its abundance of funny, awe-inspiring, and poignant stories, Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing. A testament to years of painstaking research and careful observation, this fully illustrated, riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature's most wondrous creatures.

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All My Friends Are Dead All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John

Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.

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The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger's wife. National Book Award Finalist, Winner of the Orange Prize, one of New York Times Book Review's Top Ten Books, and a New York Times bestseller.

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TERRIFIED TERRIFIED by Kevin O'Brien

To save her abducted son, Megan must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. She knows fear but, her nightmare is only beginning...

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The Storms of Denali This Month's Top 10 BookThe Storms of Denali by Nicholas O'Connell

In Nicholas O'Connell's novel of adventure, adversity, and ambition, four men set out to conquer Mt. Denali. Among the team members is John Walker, a family man trying to choose between domestic stability and mountaineering's uncertain glory. In the course of their ascent the group battles avalanches, fierce winds, and mind-numbing cold before their bond begins to splinter, leading inexorably to tragedy.

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Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle Series #4) Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle Series #4) by Christopher Paolini

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost? This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

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State of Wonder State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, and a neighboring tribe of cannibals, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss. It is a tale that leads the reader into the very heart of darkness, and then shows us what lies on the other side.

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Bright Baby First Words Bright Baby First Words by Roger Priddy

Ideal for babies and toddlers, this board book features a combination of colorful pictures and simple to words help build a child's vocabulary.

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The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Series #2) The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Series #2) by Rick Riordan

With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
by Gretchen Rubin

In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures exploring scientific, popular, and ancient ideas about how to be happier. The smallest of changes, she discovered, can make a huge difference.

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The Mirage The Mirage
by Matt Ruff

A mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East. From the outrageously inventive, award-winning, best-selling author of Bad Monkeys, Set This House in Order and Fool on the Hill.

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Bones Beneath Our Feet: A Historical Novel of Puget Sound Bones Beneath Our Feet: A Historical Novel of Puget Sound
by Michael Schein

Lyrical fiction rooted in the people and events that made our history, Bones Beneath Our Feet explodes with political intrigue, stormy intermarriage, tender mercies, and martial law as Nisqually chief Leschi confronts Issac Stevens, governor of the territory of Washington.

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Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff

Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Winner of the 2011 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography; and a New York Times Book Review's Top 10 Book.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette This Month's Top 10 BookWhere'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

"Semple pieces together a modern-day comic caper full of heart and ingenuity. As expected from a writer who has written episodes of Arrested Development, the nuances of mundane interactions are brilliantly captured, and the overarching mystery deepens with each page, until the thoroughly satisfying dénouement." — Publishers Weekly

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition? Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew will steal your heart.

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Reconciliation: A Son's Story Reconciliation: A Son's Story by Steve Sparks

A heartfelt exploration of growing up in a family coping with a father's PTSD. Advances in the understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) allow Sparks to reconcile with his father in a new way. And with this new understanding comes healing.

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Cottonwood and the River of Time Cottonwood and the River of Time by Reinhard Stettler

The story of the cottonwood, a pioneer floodplain species, is one of perpetual change. But then, in a broader sense, so is the story of all trees, and all kinds of life, says professor emeritus Reinhard Stettler. Examining how cottonwoods adapt and persist offers lessons in preserving and managing our forests for an uncertain future.

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail This Month's Top 10 BookWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

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The Help Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica by Noah Strycker

Twenty-two-year-old Noah Strycker was dropped by helicopter in a remote Antarctic field camp with two bird scientists and a three months' supply of frozen food. His subjects: more than a quarter million penguins. A captivating tale of penguins and their researchers on the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth.

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The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness by Jon Turk

In The Raven's Gift, noted scientist and kayak adventurer Jon Turk undertakes a journey of spiritual healing. Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn and paddled across the Pacific Ocean, retracing the voyages of ancient peoples. But the strangest trip he ever took was his journey as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual.

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Beautiful and Abundant Beautiful and Abundant by Bryan Welch

This groundbreaking book cuts through pessimism and denial, inviting readers to visualize a verdant and prosperous future for humanity and all the living things that share our planet. As a practical guide, it offers a process for making our current lifestyles more sustainable. Beautiful and Abundant inspires us to look beyond the immediate obstacles to nurture the "destination fixation" that stimulates all of humanity's greatest achievements.

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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams

Fifty-four meditations: a kaleidoscopic celebration and palimpsest on finding a voice and woman's identity. 'If a man knew what a woman never forgets, he would love her differently,' Williams declares in her bighearted, deliberative hymn.

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