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Whiteout
3.73
With a movie forthcoming, I had been hearing a lot of buzz about this book and wanted to see what it was all about. Whiteout follows Carrie Setko, a U...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel, #1)
3.82
An evocative and dark novel about the end of Weimar Berlin. Rebecca Cantrell's A Trace of Smoke follows Hannah Vogel, a crime reporter as she tries to...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
The Little Stranger
3.47
Sarah Waters makes a bit of a departure with this, her fifth novel. The Little Stranger is a gothic mystery that draws on historical literary predeces...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
Life Mask
3.46
Life Mask is an incredibly detailed and long novel examining the intersecting lives of several of the Beau Monde in 18th century England. Here, Donogh...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
 
Cricket in the Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder That Unraveled Politics in New Mexico
3.48
A recent and well-written investigation into one of the most notorious murders in Las Cruces, New Mexico’s history. In 1949, a young woman’s body was...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe,Wingnut's War Against the GAP, and Other Adventures with the Totally Lost Tribes of America
3.70
In this collection of essays, Evan Wright introduces us to skaters, soldiers, Earth Liberation Frontsmen, porn stars, neo-nazis, and small-time drug d...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
All That Road Going: A Novel
3.15
Taking its title from a passage in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, A.G. Mojtabai’s new book, All That Road Going, shares much with its titular antecedent...more
Nov 2008
Jun 04, 2009
 
Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine
3.90
A great addition to your vegan cookbook shelf! Bryant Terry has created mouthwatering recipes that are almost entirely created from whole food ingredi...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
 
Dark Places
3.89
This book came in highly reviewed as THE book to read for the summer. As a summer read, it is quite satifying; quick, fast-paced, snow-packed. The boo...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Brooklyn
3.61
This was an interesting and quick read. Toibin's Brooklyn is an extremely focused and quiet book. The author follows Eilis, a young woman who leaves h...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
Devil's Garden
3.33
A fun noir read chronicling the 1921 murder trial of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Dark and atmospheric, we are immersed in 1920’s San Francisco—complete w...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Pictures from a Drawer: Prison and the Art of Portraiture
3.60
An interesting collection. In his introduction, Bruce Jackson tells of how he came across this group of photos of Arkansas State Penitentiary inmates....more
May 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Miles from Nowhere
3.45
Not your typical story of a transient teen. This quick read features vignettes from the troubled life of Joon, a young Korean-American woman growing u...more
May 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Flatbreads & Flavors: A Baker's Atlas
4.37
This revised edition of Flatbreads and Flavors offers up an incredibly diverse and authentic collection of recipes for flatbreads and accompanying dis...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
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