Ben's Picks

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: Backordered
Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks

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ISBN: 9781984822017
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Published: Hogarth Press - February 9th, 2021

A magnificent generational saga that charts a family's rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada's most acclaimed novelists

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize - "A rugged, riveting novel . . . This superb family saga will satisfy fans of Richard Powers's The Overstory."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Full Circle: A Refugee's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692594315
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Published: Czechmate - December 11th, 2015

Tempered by the war and devastated by the loss of his best friend sent to a concentration camp by the town SS commander, young Jan Neuman finds himself fleeing his country when the government is deposed in a communist coup.

When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005148
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 5th, 2020

The harrowing story of the most destructive American wildfire in a century.

Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335081902
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Published: Hanover Square Press - May 4th, 2021

A monument to journalistic excellence.... Highly recommended " --Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite and American Moonshot

With a New Foreword by the Author

Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you?

Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060899226
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Published: Ecco - January 9th, 2007

An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain's mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition