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Finish Your List with Unique Books

Still looking for a gift for that hard to shop for person on your list? You can’t go wrong with a captivating new novel, inspiring memoir, or book about something they love. Here are a few of our favorites.

The latest novel by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, A Strangeness in My Mind weaves together a tale of human longing and coming of age in a great city through the mesmerizing story of an Istanbul street vendor, the love of his life, and his search for something more.

An exciting new series for those who enjoy high stakes space adventures, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae pairs two recent exes in a thrilling plot involving malevolent AIs, a mutant plague, and startling truths revealed through a mix of emails, medical reports, interviews and more.

A book that will appeal to anyone who’s ever dreamed big, world-class swimmer Diana Nyad’s Find a Way tells the inspiring story of the journalist and athlete’s 111 mile swim from Cuba to Florida at sixty-four and the life in and out of the water that empowered her. 

The perfect gift for animal lovers, Emma Chichester Clark’s Plumdog pulls together the best entries from Clark’s popular blog, an irresistible diary written in the voice of Clark’s dog Plum—and illustrated by Clark—that will delight every pet owner and remind all readers of the joy of simple pleasures.

A captivating meeting of science and cooking that will be enjoyed by inquisitive cooks, culinary perfectionists, and stovetop experimentalists, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s The Food Lab asks and answers nearly every question surrounding popular American dishes to reveal exactly what goes into making great food.   

Need more ideas for specific people on your list? Stop by any of our stores or ask a bookseller for a recommendation today.