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A Thousand Pardons
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A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan  Dee
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The Big Short by Michael   Lewis
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Reading this book almost made me ill: it was like watching a train wreck occur in slow motion, over the span of hundreds of pages. Or, I should say, setting the disaster in motion; it took shockingly little time for the financial crisis to actually p ...more
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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Behold the Dreamers
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How did I neglect to review this book? I read it long ago on vacation and must have forgotten. Anyway, reading The Big Short made me think of this beautiful novel again, which is set in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-2008. This book wa ...more
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Dream Cities by Wade Graham
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I find the topic intriguing, and I was especially tickled to see a cameo appearance of my own (formerly federally subsidized WPA) city, but I just couldn't get into this.
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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
Dear Committee Members
by Julie Schumacher
recommended to Lina by: Anastasia Elder
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Anyone who has spent time in academia, and in particular the humanities, will get a chuckle out of this one. It's an epistolary novel that plays out mostly in letters of rec but also some memoranda and inter-departmental emails.
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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I put this on my list without any real idea of what it was about, so it was such a happy surprise to revisit the Todds at Fox Corner! There was a twist at the end of the book that I thought was a bit of a mean trick, but the writing was so gorgeous t ...more
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The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
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Nixon Agonistes by Garry Wills
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