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Dead Babies
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Regeneration
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Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
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Rather than a female narrator called, say, Plum, we have a narrator called “Moi,” which is that much more intimate. Moi is quick to point out that she is not blonde, that she has a career, as a fashion magazine writer no less, and that she happens t ...more
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Holding Fire by Elissa Wald
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Deeply odd but interesting book that came out right after 9/11 from the author of Meeting the Master. It's based on the author's affair with Pat Brown, a hero. I wrote it up for Time Out who were understandably skittish that month in 2001.

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The Whisperers by Orlando Figes
" True enough, but this is about the effect of Stalin's policies on families lives, which is far more effective than the dozen great biographies that ha ...more "
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Dead Babies by Martin Amis
Dead Babies
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Martin Amis really used to be this good, in his twenties, about thirty years ago. He was so good, in fact, that he's getting away with literary murder now. Dipping into this book, along with Success and Rachel Papers, you can see why he is forgiven h ...more
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Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
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The Whisperers by Orlando Figes
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I thought I had satisfied by obsession with Russia this decade, but this new study by Figes -- who wrote the marvelous cultural history Nastaha's Dance -- makes it all the more fascinating, terrible and human.
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Home School by Charles Webb
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Regeneration by Pat Barker
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