What is Rebekah Rine reading?

Rebekah is a jack of all trades, a lightning bolt, a quicksilver image at the edge of perception. When she reads, it's like a wildfire on the prairie. She's worked in the bookstore since 2004. 

Here's what Rebekah is reading right now. To see what she's read in the recent past, click here.

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The Great Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

At once an historical look into the outbreak of the AIDS crisis in Chicago, and a tale of a mother’s desperate quest to find her estranged daughter, The Great Believers is, at heart, a story of friendship – how it evolves over time, adjusts over loss, and strengthens over turmoil. In Rebecca Makkai’s greatest work yet, we get entwined with a circle of friends, ostensibly being picked off one by one by the new disease; all while little sister of the first victim adopts a mission as group caretaker. Thirty years later, we see how her devotion to these men affected her relationship with her own family, when her daughter has cut all ties (joining a cult, and fleeing to Paris). With a soupcon of the avant-garde art scene, and a smidgeon of the dating over 50 scene, this novel pulls us into a sweeping tale with brilliantly-drawn characters and a remarkable story.           -Rebekah Rine

 


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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

I love Valeria Luiselli! From her debut duo Sidewalks/Faces in the Crowd to her inventive novel The Story of My Teeth, she is constantly playing with form, and the writing in her newest book (due out in February) is just as great. In Lost Children Archive, Luiselli takes the bones of a family road trip adventure, adds in a dose of the border crisis, and blends it all with her unique style to give us one excellent story.


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Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525520047
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Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

A new Haruki Murakami novel is always a cause for celebration (shout out to Ms. Moon and Ms. Dalhaus for helping us do just that), and this one does not disappoint. Entwining all the usual suspects: a dissolved marriage and a quest to begin anew, a precocious young girl, a smidge of the mystic; plus adding in a great Renaissance painting and a Nazi assassination attempt makes this one a real treat.  --Rebekah Rine


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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Such a great Wichita story, as well as a great memoir overall. Overcoming a cycle of teenage pregnancy, leaning on education to boost herself to success… We’re so proud of Sarah Smarsh and all of her success with this book – getting selected as a finalist for the National Book Award is, indeed, a Big Deal.


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The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 2016

I was reminded about how much I loved this book a few weeks ago, upon reading the cover story in the New York Times Style Magazine. The Sellout was the first book by an American writer to win the Man Booker Prize back in 2016, and I picked it back up for a reread, and it’s just as good as I remembered: a true satire of genius proportions.


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Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

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Time's a Thief: A Novel Cover Image
$29.65
ISBN: 9780385541862
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Published: Doubleday - May 2nd, 2017

Looking back twenty years ago to her college days, Francesca (Chess) recounts her dreams and expectations of what late 80s New York City life would be like. Those dreams are fulfilled when she falls in with blue-haired, pill-popping, philosophy-quoting Kendra, and her decadent family that seems like literary royalty, despite their extreme dysfunction. When she takes a job for Kendra’s mother, and falls in love with Kendra’s brother, Chess is introduced to all the glamour and excitement she had hoped for, but also encounters the lowest low of 80s NYC. Now in 2008 Chess is encountering a different side of New York, in the midst of the financial crisis, and contemplates time and change and what became of her old friend Kendra.


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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735220683
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - May 9th, 2017

Eleanor Oliphant has a life that is just fine. She works in an office. She eats pasta every night. On Fridays she treats herself to a frozen pizza. She talks to her mother every Wednesday. She doesn’t shop, she doesn’t cut her hair, and she certainly doesn’t socialize…until an old man stumbles in the street and she stumbles into an unlikely friendship with a colleague. Trying to navigate entering society with no arsenal of social norms is tough for Eleanor, especially while also beginning to finally deal with the childhood horror that left those scars all over her face. But when Eleanor’s completely fine life takes a turn for the worst, at least she has the support of a new friend to lean on.


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'Round Midnight: A Novel Cover Image
$28.59
ISBN: 9781501157783
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2017

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The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$30.75
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - August 30th, 2016

The Nix takes a sardonic sweep over the last 70 years, nipping at education, politics, family, and even online gaming. Set firmly in the midwest, Nathan Hill's characters are somber and conflicted, but also funny and heartwarming. This was everything I want in a novel.


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The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399184512
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - October 11th, 2016

Brit Bennett takes a different view of the loving, doting mother in her new novel. Told from alternating perspectives: a pregnant teen trying to take control of her own life, to that teen's mother who committed suicide, to the gossiping church mothers intent on digging up secrets, this is a story of how even the most caring people can cause so much damage in others' lives. Bennett also using an interesting device of writing the church mothers in a collective voice - sort of a Greek chorus propelling the story. The Mothers is a great read, and compelling look at family and community.


A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

So beautifully written, and such a great story. And those food descriptions!


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Absolutely on Music: Conversations Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa, Jay Rubin (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385354349
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Published: Knopf - November 15th, 2016

This is an interesting look at classical music through conversations Murakami recorded with Seiji Ozawa, former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. They are both so passionate about music, I was compelled to spend a weekend listening to all my classical records.


The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250075581
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 18th, 2016

This is such a fun tie-in to the show. Told in sort of a novel format, but also includes copies of journal entries and maps and photos from the evidence file. I can’t wait for the reboot next year.


The Happiest People in the World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201111
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 4th, 2014

Dear Committee Members Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385538138
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 19th, 2014

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385352109
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Published: Knopf - August 12th, 2014

A Vision of Fire: Book 1 of The EarthEnd Saga Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781476776521
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ Simon451 - October 7th, 2014

Red or Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$33.00
ISBN: 9781612193687
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Published: Melville House - May 27th, 2014

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619022904
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 10th, 2014

Faces in the Crowd Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566893541
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel Cover Image
$29.65
ISBN: 9780399160967
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Press - September 17th, 2013

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781451661194
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2013

And Sons Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812993967
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Published: Random House - July 23rd, 2013

Night Film Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400067886
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Published: Random House - August 20th, 2013

Lexicon Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205385
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Published: Penguin Press - June 18th, 2013

This book is so great! A cerebral thriller for the literary set. In a world where words are weapons, is there anyone who can't be compromised? Great.


The Never List Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780670026517
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 16th, 2013

Four girls kept locked in a cellar for years, tortured physically and psychologically... Three come out. Ten years later they band together to seek the truth that will keep their captor behind bars, but what they find is even more horrifying than what they imagined. Author Koethi Zan will be at Watermark on July 18th.


Bobcat and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201739
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 11th, 2013

Rake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619021518
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 28th, 2013

Life After Life: A Novel Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780316233927
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - April 2nd, 2013

A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670026630
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Published: Viking - March 12th, 2013

Evel Knievel Days Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780307382153
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Published: Crown - July 17th, 2012

Office Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617750762
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Published: Akashic Books - July 3rd, 2012

The Last Warner Woman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781566892957
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 27th, 2012

Sorry Please Thank You: Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780307907172
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Published: Pantheon - July 24th, 2012

Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375704024
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2000

Alien vs. Predator (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143120353
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Published: Penguin Books - March 27th, 2012

The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cock Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802120434
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Published: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - - December 4th, 2012

The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Cook's Illustrated (Editor), Guy Crosby (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781933615981
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Published: Cook's Illustrated - October 2012

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780670026005
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Published: Viking Books - March 21st, 2013

1Q84 Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translated by), Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307593313
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2011

A triple dose of classic Murakami, this new mega-novel takes us out of 1984 and into the parallel world our hero dubs 1?84. A mysterious woman, a plagiarizing writer, and a beautiful dyslexic drive this tale of dystopian intrigue. Originally published in Japan as 3 books, it’s combined here into one behemoth. But, even though it takes a while to get through the tome, Murakami’s spectacular prose and fantastic imagination makes it 100% worth the journey.


The Family Fang: A Novel Cover Image
$26.39
ISBN: 9780061579035
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2011

House of Holes Cover Image
$26.25
ISBN: 9781439189511
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2011

We are not kidding with the subtitle of this one (A Book of Raunch). Oh, it's raunchy...hilariously filthy.

Just check out these book trailers to get an idea of what you're in for with Nicholson Baker's latest novel:

http://pages.simonandschuster.com/houseofholes/videos

My favorite is the Simon & Schuster staff trying to keep it together while reading a list of vocabulary from the book. Bruce Jacobs told me that Nicholson Baker loves words (and sex). And here's the proof.

This read isn't for everyone (or even many). But if you're in the mood for a smut-filled romp of magical realism, then pick up this guy.  


The Adjustment Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781582437309
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 26th, 2011

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$25.20
ISBN: 9780316038393
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 28th, 2010

Exley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565126084
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 5th, 2010

Dance Dance Dance (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679753797
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Published: Vintage - January 31st, 1995

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A Little Life: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday - March 10th, 2015

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel Cover Image
$30.75
ISBN: 9781594634239
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2015