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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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I read most of the book while in Mumbai and it strongly informed my sense of the place. The author's strength is conveying a convincing sense of being there. Mumbai threw my American sensibilities into turmoil. Perhaps the most troubling way the book ...more
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
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Gentle and terrifying.
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A People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
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Loaded with information about Russian culture, society and politics. Very useful for understanding not only what happened but what's happening now.
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The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker
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A People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
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The Nimrod Flipout by Etgar Keret
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Fun.
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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel
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The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
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Two books in one: solid social history and old gossip. Particularly interesting how the USA intentionally built a black ghetto.
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The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
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Good start. Strong middle. Ran out gas on the final lap.
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