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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
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McCann chooses to describe one day in the life of New York City, the day in 1974 that the aerialist walked between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. The chasm between rich and poor, the joy of connection, and the inevitability of our mortality are told... (read more)

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The Son
The Son
by Philipp Meyer
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Three cultures (Hispanic, white, and Native American) collide in Texas through the story of one man and subsequent generations. A cross between James Michener and Cormac McCarthy's work, The Son exposes the foundations of current American character.... (read more)

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Faithful Place
Faithful Place
by Tana French
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Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.... (read more)

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The Silent Wife
The Silent Wife
by A.S.A. Harrison
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Alternating chapters titled "Him" and "Her" detail the inner secrets of a marriage heading toward disaster. You may figure out who's done it, but it's not until the last few pages that you know why. This is the adult thriller of the season. Do not start... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (read more)

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Divisadero (Vintage International)
Divisadero (Vintage International)
by Michael Ondaatje
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Reading Ondaatje's new book, Divisadero, is like listening to great music. You are caught up in the moment, the elegiac writing, and propelled into a different reality. The crescendo brings it altogether, the passion, the years of hurt and pain, and the... (read more)

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The Gargoyle
The Gargoyle
by Andrew Davidson
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Like Diana Gabaldon, Andrew Davidson immerses you in a different reality and takes you on a roller-coaster ride. This is an unusual story about the power of love to transcend physical limitations and to transform ugliness into beauty. It's all in the... (read more)

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One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels)
One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels)
by Lee Child
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Everybody remembers their first roller coaster ride. The train turns a corner, there are no tracks ahead, and the contents of your stomach are making their way towards your mouth. Miraculously, tracks appear, your stomach settles, and the ride is over... (read more)

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The Septembers of Shiraz (P.S.)
The Septembers of Shiraz (P.S.)
by Dalia Sofer
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Septembers of Shiraz describes the journey, both psychological and physical, of a Jewish family whose father is imprisoned in the first years of revolutionary Iran. It is a beautifully written expose of the trauma that occurs to individuals when there... (read more)

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The Second Objective: A Novel
The Second Objective: A Novel
by Mark Frost
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The best kind of thriller — started at one in the afternoon and finished by bedtime — thoroughly enjoyed every minute.... (read more)

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Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
by Stephen G Bloom
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"You have got to read this book. The clash of cultures portrayed in this small town in Iowa is illuminating and riveting. When Orthodox Jews move into Postville and open a kosher slaughterhouse, local (and non-Jewish) Iowans figure this is just another... (read more)

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Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
by James Carroll
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"An impressive dissection of anti-semitism by an ex-Roman Catholic priest. His starting point is the placing of crosses at Auschwitz and the ensuing controversy over the canonization of Edith Stein. As a Jew, I have understood the presence of anti... (read more)

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The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace
The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace
by Martin Moran
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A good memoir has two perspectives. It tells the story of one life with intimate details and precision and, at the same time, it stands back, years away from those details, and tells the story of the same events with different self-knowledge. The reader... (read more)

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Divisadero
Divisadero
by Michael Ondaatje
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Reading Ondaatje's new book, Divisadero, is like listening to great music. You are caught up in the moment, the elegiac writing, and propelled into a different reality. The crescendo brings it altogether, the passion, the years of hurt and pain, and the... (read more)

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English
English
by Wang Gang
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Wang Gang's English is an incredible novel about the impact of deception on an individual and society, told through the voice of a 12-year-old boy who is coming to terms with his life during the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution.... (read more)

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Faithful Place
Faithful Place
by Tana French
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Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.... (read more)

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The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary
The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary
by Greg Campbell
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"I am currently making my way through this one for the same reason that I picked up Thomas Friedman's book [From Beirut to Jerusalem] ten years ago – I'm bewildered by the complexity of the situation and need to better understand the history of the... (read more)

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The Faithful Spy
The Faithful Spy
by Alex Berenson
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I just got through reading The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson. I started reading it on my lunch, forced myself to work for a few hours, and then hustled home to continue. Kids ate leftovers; dishes went undone; pleasant dinner conversation was cut short... (read more)

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The Septembers of Shiraz
The Septembers of Shiraz
by Dalia Sofer
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Septembers of Shiraz describes the journey, both psychological and physical, of a Jewish family whose father is imprisoned in the first years of revolutionary Iran. It is a beautifully written expose of the trauma that occurs to individuals when there... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (read more)

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