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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon - As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland.

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14 Books To Read If You Love Downton Abbey

'Summerset Abbey' by TJ Brown: Daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, Rowena and Victoria, after their father dies, move in with their uncle's family in a much more traditional household where they learn about class division and, as war approaches, hope for a more modern future.

A fascinating look at twelve maps—from Ancient Greece to Google Earth—and how they changed our world. In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history’s most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. This book continues to change my life every time I re-read it. It's made me a slobbering, groveling Michael Chabon fan.