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Stefan Merrill Block | The Story of Forgetting (Random House)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 08 May 2009 06:27

book_block2.jpgStefan Merrill Block's elegant prose kept me turning the pages.

 

 

Richard Bausch | Peace (Vintage)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 08 May 2009 06:26

book_bausch.jpgPeace is a book that makes you think and feel. Not a lot happens, yet everything does.

 

   

Alexander McCall Smith | The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 May 2009 06:22

book_detective.jpgThe series feels like taking a trip to Botswana in the company of an intimate friend who grew up there.

 

 

Stephan Romano | Shock Festival (idwpublishing.com)

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Written by Chris Gibson Thursday, 30 April 2009 08:07

book_shock-festival.jpgI felt like I'd finally seen everything this golden age of exploitation had to offer.

 

   

Douglas McEwan | The Q Guide to Classic Monster Movies

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:28

book_q-movies.jpgThat's the spirit of Alyson's Q Guide series: heartfelt and ironic at the same time, with an ample dose of humor and a very personal approach to the topic at hand.

 

 

Randy Charles Epping | The 21st-Century Economy: A Beginner's Guide

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:24

book_21st-century.jpgIf you want to get wise to how the economy works in the modern world, a good place to start is here.

 

   

Charles Bracelen Flood | 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History (Simon & Schuster; $30)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:45

book_1864.jpgFlood endows Lincoln with the humanness that sometimes eludes him in other books,

 

 

Amy Chua | Day of Empire (Anchor)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:42

book_amy-chua.jpgHow Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall

 

   

Gerald Prokopowicz | Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (Vintage)

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Written by Daniel Russell Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:40

book_lincoln.jpgAnd other frequently asked questions about Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Simon Critchley | Book of Dead Philosophers (Vintage)

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Written by Dan Russell Friday, 13 February 2009 02:36

book_dead-philosophers.jpgCritchley's skill is in providing a quick and easily accessible summary of their beliefs and how those beliefs carried them through to their ends.

 

   

Eric Kraft | Flying (Picador)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 09 January 2009 04:02

book_flying.jpgKraft uses an interesting technique, having the narrator rewrite events so as to make them more exciting.

 

 

Richard Lingeman | The Nation Guide to the Nation

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 07 January 2009 15:56

book_nation.jpgThe book is a highly selective and somewhat arbitrary guide to places, organizations and cultural items likely to be of interest to people who read The Nation.

 

   

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