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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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LOVED this book. I brought it on a trip and had to start rationing the pages because I wanted to swallow it too fast. Theres lots going on in this book - immigration, black women's hair woes, family ties, Nigerian politics - but for me it was mostly...more
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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I finally took the recommendation of just about everyone I know and read this book, and it is indeed great. Very compelling characters, interesting setting (a mission hospital in Ethiopia), and story that sucks you in.
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Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
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Tim Geithner’s memoir is an exercise in post-facto explanation. He is tremendously frustrated and confused by many Americans’ misunderstanding about the government’s response to the financial crisis, and particularly that the Obama Administration’s r...more
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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Soooo good. This is the second book in a historical fiction trilogy about King Henry VIII– the first is Wolf Hall, which covers the dissolution of Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine of Arragon (which led to England’s schism with the Catholic Church a...more
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My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
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Sonia Sotomayor was handed more than her fair share of challenges in life – juvenile diabetes, an alcoholic father who died when she was 9, a poor immigrant Puerto Rican family that did not speak English at home. And yet, she goes on to graduate summ...more
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The Boom by Russell Gold
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Either the story of the shale gas revolution is so interesting you cant mess it up; the two authors who wrote about it are both really good writers; or I'm just really interested in the story. Because I just read essentially the same book a couple mo...more
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Days of Fire by Peter Baker
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A fair, exhaustive, EXTREMELY detailed recounting of the major policies and personalities of the Bush/Cheney years. Particularly good on Iraq and the unusual relationship between President Bush and VP Cheney.
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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
A House in the Sky
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Amanda Lindhout was your typical backpacker – early 20s, waitressing to save up enough money to travel, obsessed with her “country count” and bragging rights about how crazy and off-the-beaten-path her destinations were. After years of traveling, she...more
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My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
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I’ve wanted to read a good book about the Middle East for a while but have never been able to get into any – they’re either too Tom Friedman-flying-in-for-2-days-and-pontificating or they read like a history textbook (first this happened, and then th...more
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen
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This book has all my favorite things – food writing + personal memoir + political history. Von Bremzen is born in drab, dreary Brezhnev-era Soviet Union but emigrates with her mother to the US in the 1970s and becomes a celebrated cookbook author and...more
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