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Seth's First Five Top Ten


In no particular order - and by no means a complete list - here lies Seth's 10 favorite books from our first five years (2017-2022.) 

(Seth and the Catapult faithful at TBC's 2022 Cocktails with the Catapult.)








Margaret Renkl
Current price: $16.00
Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New Statesman, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Washington Independent Review of Books Southern Book Prize Finalist From New York Times contributing opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family--and of the cyc ... Read More about
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Robert Macfarlane
Current price: $17.95
National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award "Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Rev ... Read More about
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Roy Jacobsen
Current price: $16.95
Shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize - Shortlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award​ - "Even by his high standards, his magnificent new novel The Unseen is Jacobsen's finest to date, as blunt as it is subtle and is easily among the best books I have ever read."―Eil ... Read More about
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Richard Powers
Current price: $18.95
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book ... Read More about
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Hernan Diaz
Current price: $18.00
Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals ... Read More about
Andrew Krivak
Current price: $17.99
From National Book Award in Fiction finalist Andrew Krivak comes a gorgeous fable of Earth's last two human inhabitants, and a girl's journey home In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some boo ... Read More about
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Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc
Current price: $24.99
"An arboreal odyssey" – NATURE "One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year" – DAILY MAIL Discover the secretive world of trees in Jonathan Drori's number one bestseller… Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories o ... Read More about
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Anthony Doerr
Current price: $20.00
On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington ... Read More about
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Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago TribuneA Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff PickA pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also ... Read More about
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Kawai Strong Washburn
Current price: $19.00
WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL. One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020. A finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by the New York Times (#30), the Guardian, the Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, BBC Culture, Good ... Read More about
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