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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
" Ooh, just read that one a month or two ago. So good! "
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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(Mild spoiler alerts ahead.) I'm sorry to say it, but I didn't like this book nearly as much as "Wolf Hall." Hilary Mantel still writes prose worth going to the Tower for, of course. But where "Wolf Hall" felt kaleidoscopic and richly detailed, "Brin ...more
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining by David Haskell
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Though I enjoy whiskey (in moderation, of course, except when not in moderation), I'd never given any thought to how it's made. This book was a terrific introduction to the topic. Favorite quote: "Every vodka order is a wasted opportunity." I will no ...more
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
"Call it 3.5. I wanted to like this so much. Parts are brilliant, but much of it left me cold. I'm not sure the two narratives worked... It's possible I just wanted this to be something it's not.

Kushner comes across as supremely well-read and intel..." Read more of this review »
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Unfathomable City by Rebecca Solnit
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A strange, haunting and lovely book that combines essays about culture, politics and economics in post-Katrina New Orleans with maps that illuminate and draw out their themes. And vice versa, actually, since many cases the maps came first. I've got a ...more
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The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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A deep dive into an era with significant parallels to our own, since it featured enormous concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a corporate few. And at approximately 3,900 pages, it's a muscle-building upper-body workout every time you re ...more
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