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Best Books of 2013 for Vicarious Experiences You'll Never Forget

  • NONFICTION

    WAVE

    MARCH 5, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WAVE

by Sonali Deraniyagala

Excellent. Reading her account proves almost as cathartic as writing it must have been. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FACING THE WAVE

    FEB. 12, 2013

NONFICTION

FACING THE WAVE

by Gretel Ehrlich

An eloquent attempt to grasp the Japanese experience of the “The Wave,” which was “center and fringe at once, a totality,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SEX AND THE CITADEL

    MARCH 12, 2013

HISTORY

SEX AND THE CITADEL

by Shereen El Feki

A surprisingly open, extremely timely examination of the sexual coming-of-age for Egyptian youth. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BOOK OF MY LIVES

    MARCH 19, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE BOOK OF MY LIVES

by Aleksandar Hemon

Amuses, informs and inspires—then, finally, rips open the heart. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JAPAN 1941

    OCT. 29, 2013

HISTORY

JAPAN 1941

by Eri Hotta

From a perspective little known to Americans, a masterful account of how and why World War II began. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FRESH OFF THE BOAT

    FEB. 5, 2013

  • NONFICTION

    A FORT OF NINE TOWERS

    APRIL 16, 2013

  • NONFICTION

    THE TELLING ROOM

    JULY 30, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE TELLING ROOM

by Michael Paterniti

Enriched by Paterniti’s singular art of storytelling, this is a deeply satisfying voyage across a remarkable landscape into... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LAST TRAIN TO ZONA VERDE

    MAY 7, 2013

NONFICTION

THE LAST TRAIN TO ZONA VERDE

by Paul Theroux

Reading this enlightening book won’t only open a window into Theroux’s mind, it will also impart a deeper understanding of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO

    JAN. 8, 2013

HISTORY

FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO

by Amy Wilentz

An extraordinarily frank cultural study/memoir that eschews platitudes of both tragedy and hope. Full review >

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