A Spy in the House of Loud: by Chris Stamey
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A Spy in the House of Loud: by Chris Stamey

Stamey offers sharp, concise accounts of what makes a particular sound captivating or what gives a particular player his personality.

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Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music: by David Hollander
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An American Marriage: by Tayari Jones
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An American Marriage: by Tayari Jones

The rare book that surges with outrage and despair while channeling it toward a narrative that is enriched by its context rather than defined by it.

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The Clockwork Dynasty: by Daniel H. Wilson
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The Clockwork Dynasty: by Daniel H. Wilson

Books like The Clockwork Dynasty beg to be adapted into unrelenting action/adventure movies.

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Aesop Lake: by Sarah Ward
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Aesop Lake: by Sarah Ward

With Aesop Lake, Sarah Ward establishes a firm place for herself between her chosen careers of social worker and author.

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Memphis Rent Party: by Robert Gordon
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Memphis Rent Party: by Robert Gordon

“Music is the aural expression of place—a geyser emoting sound, not water.”

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Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories: by Vandana Singh
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Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories: by Vandana Singh

It inspires the same feelings of joy and wonder that reading books by Bradbury and Ellison caused decades ago.

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The Unpunished Vice: by Edmund White
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The Unpunished Vice: by Edmund White

A fascinating, generous view of the reading that has shaped one of our best living writers.

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The Underground Railroad: by Colson Whitehead
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The Underground Railroad: by Colson Whitehead

Tragically, there is still resonance in this awful tale that jibes with modern America, a place where African-American men are still routinely mistreated and harassed by the police

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Once Upon a Pancake: by Rick Benger
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Once Upon a Pancake: by Rick Benger

The rare book that is truly versatile, begging for use as a coffee table book, a classroom textbook, an office teambuilding tool, a party game and/or as solo…

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