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Thai Vegetarian Cooking by Vatcharin Bhumichitr
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Lord Krishna's Cuisine by Yamuna Devi
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Conundrum by Jan Morris
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An understatedly lyrical tour of an odd and singular mind. Not at all some sort of prototypical trans memoir: the politics would, I suspect, have felt dated even when first published in the 70s, since Morris has a strong conservative bent and a deep ...more
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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
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Spare, resonant, determinedly morose.
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
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What is it like to engage with theory -- the capital-T kind humanities grad students speak of shudderingly -- so deeply that the lines between the self and the subject, the everyday and the prototypical, largely cease to exist? The thought terrifies ...more
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Outline by Rachel Cusk
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Precise and lonely: a shell-shocked narrator draws subtle, observant portraits as if they were still lives.
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Paradise Now by Chris Jennings
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Gossipy, gleeful, delightfully written, and -- despite its tale after tale of disappointment and decline -- stubbornly hopeful.
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La Capital by Jonathan Kandell
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Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
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