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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
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American Widow by Alissa Torres
American Widow
by Alissa Torres
read in September, 2008
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To grieve the loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but to grieve in the world’s spotlight seems an unfathomable trial.

Writer Alissa Torres’ husband started his dream job Sept. 10, 2001, at the World Trade Center. The next day, he was gone. Torres
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Deja-Vu; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter by Youn In-Wan
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Everyone's familiar with the tragedy of unrequited love thanks to Shakespeare. But imagine if Romeo and Juliet were re-incarnated and made to suffer the same star-crossed fate over and over again.
That's the premise of "Deja-Vu." Two young people fal
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Hell Girl, Volume 1 by Miyuki Eto
Hell Girl, Volume 1
by Miyuki Eto
read in January, 2008
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The typical revenge story usually goes something like this:
Nice person is wronged by some jerk. Nice person exposes jerk for the lowlife he or she is. Nice person is vindicated, justice served, and lives happily ever after.
Not so in "Hell Girl."
In
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Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino
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Last time the androgynous Count D made an appearance in manga, he packed up his pet shop in L.A.'s Chinatown after coming under suspicion for murder.
Now, he's opened up shop in Tokyo's Neo Chinatown. He not only sells common household pets, but thos
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Mouse Guard by David Petersen
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Sincerity and simplicity are endangered concepts in much of today's fantasy offerings -- be they books, movies or games -- but "Mouse Guard" recalls the fare of my youth, like "Watership Down" and "The Secret of NIMH," where even the most unassuming ...more
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Princess Ai by Misaho Kujiradō
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Fans of Princess Ai will get the full celebrity-tabloid treatment for their otherworldly winged rocker in this collection of short stories.
Just like a trashy gossip mag in the checkout aisle, these amusing vignettes are from the perspective of insid
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Flight Volume One by Kazu Kibuishi
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Race, gender ... her imagination transcends all of it. She's a truly incredible mind.
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
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This was my first Ursula LeGuin title, and I've been hooked ever since. Enough said.
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