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Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
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The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton
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Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
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Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a confounding book. Composed of a single, rambling narrative with no chapter or section breaks, riddled with intentional misinformation and misdirection, liable at a whim to make narrative sharp turns and subtle loops back ...more
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Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
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In light of ongoing events across North Africa and the Middle East – and everything said about those vast regions at the moment must be in light of the surprising, sometimes shocking and sometimes inspirational occurrences happening there now – a boo ...more
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The Explosion of the Radiator Hose by Jean Rolin
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Although it’s billed as an “epic transcontinental road trip,” that description doesn’t really fit Jean Rolin’s The Explosion of the Radiator Hose, making its first appearance in English this spring for Dalkey Archive. More an unconventional record of ...more
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Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
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Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs is all you’d expect of it: an in-depth and entertaining if not quite exhaustive compendium of the planet’s most bizarre, most destructive creepy crawlies, slitherers and flyers. No flash, few stylized flourishes. Stewart kno ...more
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The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker
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During a reading at Powell’s Books in Portland on Friday, April 29, former Chicago Tribune journalist and author Kim Barker ironically opined that the British royal wedding that morning was “the most important international news story going right now ...more
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The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama
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When you’re penning a two-volume series ambitiously titled The Origins of Political Order, every word counts. When it comes to the word count of political philosopher Francis Fukuyama’s newest book, it’s a rather large one, splayed out over 600 pages ...more
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