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Walden
3.77
I read this in graduate school and its worldview still gives me something to think about. I especially remember Thoreau's ideas about burning the past ...more
May 2002
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time And Fighting Wars
3.47
Very gonzo. That is, the book is more about the author's posturing than the effect of war on the Afghanis. The author, however, will be a force to be ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
3.75
I interviewed Susan Jane Gilman about this memoir for Bookpod: http://www.bookpod.org/stripped-in-th...

I found "Undress Me" to be one of the best book
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not set
Aug 16, 2010
 
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
3.81
Intelligent and funny enough to make you laugh out loud. Happiest place: Iceland. Saddest place: Moldova. Check out Eric's Bookpod audio essay: http:/ ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
3.95
Bailey's writing style is on a par with Stephen Jay Gould and James Wood Krutch. One of the best books I read in 2010. Elisabeth's Bookpod audio essay ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Heading West
3.57
I interviewed Doris Betts about Heading West for Bookpod.http://www.bookpod.org/journey-into-t...

There's a pdf available too.

I'd love to have your fee
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Aug 16, 2010
 
The Widow's Husband
4.19
A superior example of historical fiction about 19th-century Afghanistan. Tamim's Bookpod audio essay: http://www.bookpod.org/a-novelist-s-t...
Sep 10, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Commonsense Kitchen
4.16
Superior cookbook for novice cooks, with lots of good reminders for seasoned ones. Check out Tom's Bookpod audio essay: http://www.bookpod.org/cooking ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Nothing Left to Burn
3.56
A gracefully written memoir, with all of a memoir's brilliant flaws. Jay's Bookpod audio essay: http://www.bookpod.org/three-generati...
Oct 02, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
After
3.72
I don't typically read young fiction, and yet I found this novel to be sophisticated and well-written. Definitely worth sharing with a young reader.
Aug 2009
Dec 23, 2010
 
Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure
4.12
Excellent picture of entertainment in Manhattan not so long ago.
Nov 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
The Finkler Question
2.74
Roth redux.
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
3.75
A laugh riot.
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Spies of Warsaw (Night Soldiers, #10)
3.85
Good writing, great plotting. It takes Furst nine months to birth a book. Amazing. Alan's Bookpod audio essay: http://www.bookpod.org/when-countries.. ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
 
The Thieves of Manhattan
3.56
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Jan 06, 2013
 
Brazzaville Beach
3.88
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Jun 26, 2012
 
The Queen's Gambit
4.08
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Sep 14, 2014
 
The Oppermanns
4.21
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Dec 23, 2010
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
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Jun 06, 2011
 
The Master
3.81
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Sep 14, 2014
 
I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds
4.31
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Jan 06, 2013
 
Man and Boy (Harry Silver, #1)
3.52
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Mar 26, 2014
 
Pirkei Avot: Ethics of the Fathers
4.44
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Feb 26, 2012
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.56
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Jun 06, 2011
 
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel
4.47
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Jun 06, 2011
 
Bel Canto
3.90
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Aug 09, 2012
 
Restless
3.82
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Jun 26, 2012
 
Tender Offer
3.67
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Jan 14, 2014
 
Perfect Together
3.43
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Jan 14, 2014
 
The Ladies Auxiliary
3.65
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Mar 26, 2014
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