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Dreamland by Sam Quinones
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Refund by Karen E. Bender
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Refund starts out strong, with stories that examine money and what it means for her characters, particularly how they use it as a substitute for human connections. But a few of the stories don't quite fit and, by the end, the collection feels uneven.
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The Cartel by Don Winslow
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Reminiscent of a good mafia novel, The Cartel portrays the personalities and motivations of the people who work for and against the Mexican drug cartels. This big, sprawling book could've been a mess in less competent hands, but Winslow keeps the cha ...more
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Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
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A very fine first mystery by this writer: an atmospheric, hard-boiled mystery with an African American protagonist. Set in Houston, it combines issues of poverty, politics, race, and the oil industry and makes it all work well.
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Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
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The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
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This series really gets under way in the third book, the best of the Gamache series so far. Penny's characterizations are her real strength and, from the instant I finished this book, I wanted to dive into the next one.
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Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
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It's been barely 30 years--a generation--since the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion, but this book still feels fresh and harrowing. Alexievich's interviews, conducted 10 years after the accident, cover a range of people who lived near the plant and ...more
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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
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This book snuck up on me and left a deep impression. It begins as a tale of 4 brothers growing up in a sleepy provincial capital in Nigeria, and evolves into a novel that explores the deep political, religious, and cultural divisions not just in Afri ...more
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