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Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
by Kurt Vonnegut
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After Slaughterhouse Five came out in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut entered a long period of depression and swore he would never write another novel. Fortunately he was lying, and in 1973, out came Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye Blue Monday (the subtitle... (read more)

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Drown
Drown
by Junot Diaz
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The world in Junot Diaz's short story collection Drown is gritty, sad, and hilarious, and the pictures he paints of life in the Dominican Republic, and of Dominican immigrants in America, is rich with pathos. When Drown came out in 1996, Diaz was hailed... (read more)

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Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Edwidge Danticat
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From the other side of the island comes Edwidge Danticat (pronounced "Dan-ti-cah"), another young writer who has been dubbed (and who resents being dubbed) the voice of her country (Haiti) and generation (early 30's, like Diaz). In 1996 she was named one... (read more)

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North of South: An African Journey (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
North of South: An African Journey (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by Shiva Naipaul
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When Shiva Naipaul (younger brother of V.S. Naipaul) went to East Africa in the 1970s to investigate the inflated rhetoric of the newly independent nations — to see whether the promises of the new leaders had been kept — what he found was both... (read more)

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Mindfulness in Plain English
Mindfulness in Plain English
by Henepola Gunaratana
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If you can't go on a walk without your cell phone; if being away from your desk causes serious e-mail anxiety; if you can't go more than a few hours without checking your messages, then you might need this book. Despite the marvels of technology, being... (read more)

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The Soccer War
The Soccer War
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Ryszard Kapuscinski is one of the greatest journalists alive and one of the greatest writers, too. The titles don't always fit together easily, but what Kapuscinski does is far more than just journalism. His writing has been part of what he calls the... (read more)

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Holding on
Holding on
by David Isay
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I've bought Holding On for at least five people, one of whom read a chapter each night before she went to bed. She called it a book of common prayer, which it is. It's a collection of short pieces by David Isay (of Sound Portraits Productions, www... (read more)

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Eating the Flowers of Paradise: One Man's Journey Through Ethiopia and Yemen
Eating the Flowers of Paradise: One Man's Journey Through Ethiopia and Yemen
by Kevin Rushby
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