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"Absolutely on Music" by Haruki Murakami & Seiji Ozawa

Devoted fans of Haruki Murakami already know of his love of music. His novels are full of songs and references, and his characters live in a world influenced by music – they frequent record stores buying Beethoven and Miles Davis records, whistle a Rossini melody while making tea, or have Bob Dylan’s “Positively Fourth Street” playing in the background. They notice what song might be playing when they walk into a room and reflect on it, letting memory wash over them.

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"Drawdown" edited by Paul Hawken

There was a memorable commercial a few years ago that imagined the start of a work day in a gas-powered office -- a sleepy employee starts up the pull-cord coffee maker with its two-stroke engine; the copy machine chugs away spewing exhaust into the cubicles as employees discreetly cough into their sleeves.

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"Tell Me How It Ends" by Valeria Luiselli

The best books are able to transport you across borders. They put you in another’s shoes for a few moments and allow you to see the world in a new light. In "Tell Me How It Ends," Valeria Luiselli has written a powerful and compassionate narrative about the Americas, about migration and our shared history seen through the eyes of children who have fled the poverty or violence of a homeland to have a chance at not only a better life but, in many cases, at life itself.