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The Accidental
3.30

Scottish writer Ali Smith has a good stiff breeze filling her writerly sails. Her novel Hotel World (2001) was short-listed for the Booker Prize, as w

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Feb 05, 2009
 
A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth
3.68
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In a world where privacy is increasingly passe, A Voice From Old New York may seem quaint. Auchincloss follows the traditional autobiographical form: ...more
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Feb 08, 2011
 
Work Song
3.78
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Every once in a while, critics are so divided on their opinion of a novel as to leave readers scratching their heads in bewilderment. Witness Work Son ...more
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Aug 22, 2010
 
Half Broke Horses
4.05
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Originally conceived as a biography based on family interviews and historical research, Walls found herself filling in too many blanks for Half Broke ...more
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Dec 02, 2009
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.14

A book about child soldiers killing others during wartime is bound to have a powerful effect. Whether A Long Way Gone is moving in a fulfilling way, g

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Zero History (Blue Ant, #3)
3.94
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Another smartly scouted roadmap of alternate routes through today's global culture, applauded the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the other critics ag ...more
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Oct 11, 2010
 
The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
3.89

In his study of the Dalai Lama, Iyer offers a rich historical context made stronger by his own diligent research and vast knowledge of global politics

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution
3.83

This portrait of "the fishy-eyed, single-minded man at the top" (New York Times) takes a thematic approach to Putin's political leadership. Baker and

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Feb 05, 2009
 
The Bonus Army : An American Epic
3.98

The Bonus Army is a feat of research and analysis-a thoughtful, strong argument that these marches were among the most important demonstrations of the

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Frank: The Voice
4.03
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Veteran writer James Kaplan knows what goes into a life on the page. He's a good and capable biographer, and critics generally give Frank: The Voice h ...more
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Feb 08, 2011
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