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Mortals
Mortals
by Norman Rush
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Mortals includes Botswanan politics, the role of philosophy and religion in government, and covert intelligence operations, but at heart, it's a wonderful and desperate love story. Norman Rush is the most skillful and complex of the writers I've... (read more)

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Selfish and Perverse
Selfish and Perverse
by Bob Smith
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Entertaining, romantic, and extremely funny, Bob Smith's debut novel is the improbably charming story of Nelson Kunker, a young comedian who can't decide between the famous, gorgeous Dylan or the stable, sane (but also gorgeous) Roy. Selfish and Perverse... (read more)

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Runaway: Stories
Runaway: Stories
by Alice Munro
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Munro's prose consistently shimmers with wisdom and grace, and the stories in Runaway — startling, subtle, and precise — are no exception.... (read more)

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The Listeners
The Listeners
by Leni Zumas
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Leni Zumas's writing crackles. Her books are sharp, bleak, funny, and possibly dangerous. Her profoundly disquieting debut novel, The Listeners, portrays a world twisted on its axis by loss. Quinn is a musician and a survivor of a fractured and eccentric... (read more)

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The European Dream
The European Dream
by Jeremy Rifkin
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"[Rikfin's] major achievement in The European Dream is to draw together and cohere the complex historical, philosophical, and theological forces that have created such very different worldviews for shaping the future for us and our neighbors across the... (read more)

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The Unnamed
The Unnamed
by Joshua Ferris
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The Unnamed is a very different (and much darker) book than Then We Came to the End, but Ferris's clarity of voice, urgency of purpose, fascinating characters, and even hints of humor remain. A marvelous and heartbreaking meditation on the mind and body... (read more)

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The Likeness
The Likeness
by Tana French
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It's hard to follow up a sterling debut with something that's equally riveting — and even harder to come up with a better book than the first one. But Tana French has pulled off just this feat with The Likeness, a harrowing novel that will keep you up... (read more)

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The Tragedy of Arthur
The Tragedy of Arthur
by Arthur Phillips
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Arthur Phillips is best known for Prague, but all his books are fantastic, and The Tragedy of Arthur might represent a new peak. Playful, multi-layered, moving, and hilarious, Phillips's latest novel is an incredibly original commentary on art, failure... (read more)

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Falling Man
Falling Man
by Don DeLillo
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Falling Man is Don DeLillo's exquisite, memorable take on 9/11. Somewhat more stylistically spare than his earlier books, Falling Man nonetheless feels like the book DeLillo was meant to write; themes he has addressed throughout his body of work —... (read more)

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K. Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
by James Surowiecki
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Using anecdotes and statistics from such diverse sources as pre-election polls, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, traffic patterns, and jelly bean jars, The Wisdom of Crowds persuasively demonstrates that groups of people are usually smarter than their most... (read more)

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Nice Big American Baby
Nice Big American Baby
by Judy Budnitz
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"While this is a difficult book to pin down or pigeonhole, it isn't a difficult book to marvel at or enjoy. Budnitz traffics in contemporary, global themes....Provocative, disturbing, wry, and just plain fascinating, Nice Big American Baby is some of the... (read more)

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I Could Tell You Stories
I Could Tell You Stories
by Patricia Hampl
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This book of essays, focusing on the idea of memoir and memory, fell into my hands rather by accident; I started reading somewhat casually and was very happily drawn in. Hampl's voice is lovely: elegant and clear, she works through the concepts of... (read more)

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The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times
The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times
by Tristram Stuart
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The Bloodless Revolution is a fascinating trek through the history of vegetarianism, from around 1600 until the present day. It is scholarly, accessible, and very thorough, and along the way, Tristam Stuart refreshes your memory of an entire host of... (read more)

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The Accidental: A Novel
The Accidental: A Novel
by Ali Smith
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The Accidental, Ali Smith's dazzling new novel, explores the modern family in all its chaos, darkness, and love, using some of the most inventive prose seen in recent years. Smith's story is bewitching, her characters empathetic, and her craft impeccable.... (read more)

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Louise in Love
Louise in Love
by Mary Jo Bang
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"Mary Jo Bang (her name, perfect for a poet, must be envied) won the prestigious 1996 Bread Loaf Bakeless Literary prize for Apology for Want, her previous book of poems. Louise in Love employs the same elegant, intelligent language and extends it... (read more)

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The Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
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The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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The Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
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The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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The Sorrows of an American
The Sorrows of an American
by Siri Hustvedt
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Siri Hustevdt's new novel shines; she is writing at the peak of her powers. The Sorrows of American is intelligent, witty, and plumbs unusual depths. It is also very difficult to put down. With this work, Hustvedt should finally be recognized as one of... (read more)

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Street of Crocodiles (77 Edition)
Street of Crocodiles (77 Edition)
by Bruno Schulz
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"Schulz is a master of metaphor, and his lush, poetic sentences burst with sensory detail. He transforms the pedestrian — salesgirls, brooms, bolts of cloth — into fantastic apparitions, lit with significance and color....Schulz's stories...are... (read more)

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