Pete's Staff Picks

The Seas By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

I LOVE this ethereal book, but don't just take it from me:

"One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years. This book will linger in your head for a good long time."
— Dave Eggers


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Tenth of December: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

This short story collection is the perfect marriage of head and heart.  The stories are sometimes witty or quirky, but always deeply rooted in empathy.  Some of them have stuck with me for YEARS.  Even if you don't normally read short fiction, this will be a balm for your soul. -Pete


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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness By Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143115267
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2009

"Nudge is a terrific book for anyone interested in how we make choices, public policy, politics and behavioral science. The way that governments and companies frame choices affects our behavior and well-being, often on a subtle level. A 'nudge': if Americans defaulted to donating organs upon death (with an option to opt out, of course) thousands of lives would be saved annually." - Pete


A Natural History of the Senses By Diane Ackerman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679735663
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Published: Vintage - September 10th, 1991

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth.


Grendel By John Gardner Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679723110
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Published: Vintage - May 14th, 1989

This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic.

"An extraordinary achievement."—New York Times


Revolutionary Road (Vintage Contemporaries) By Richard Yates Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375708442
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 2000

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Frank and April Wheeler are a bright, beautiful, talented couple in the 1950s whose perfect suburban life is about to crumble. Hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as "The Great Gatsby of my time ... one of the best books by a member of my generation.”