• NONFICTION

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    OCT. 22, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A FREE MAN

by Aman Sethi

Alternately sad, defiant, carefree and understated, this journey into a world hidden in plain sight is well worth taking. Full review >

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    GOD'S HOTEL

    APRIL 26, 2012

NONFICTION

GOD'S HOTEL

by Victoria Sweet

The author’s compelling argument for Laguna Honda’s philosophy of “slow medicine” will make readers contemplate if perhaps... Full review >

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    BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

    FEB. 7, 2012

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    TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES

    JUNE 12, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES

by Christopher L. Hayes

A provocative discussion of the deeper causes of our current discontent, written with verve and meriting wide interest. Full review >

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    PREDATOR NATION

    MAY 22, 2012

BUSINESS

PREDATOR NATION

by Charles Ferguson

A deeply argued call to action from a lucid, impassioned polemicist. Full review >

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    WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY

    APRIL 24, 2012

BUSINESS

WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY

by Michael J. Sandel

An exquisitely reasoned, skillfully written treatise on big issues of everyday life. Full review >

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    DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLT

    JUNE 18, 2012

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    NIGHTCAP AT DAWN

    APRIL 1, 2012

HISTORY

NIGHTCAP AT DAWN

by J.B. Walker

A bracing cooperative effort taking readers as close to war as humanly possible. Full review >

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    QUIET

    JAN. 24, 2012

NONFICTION

QUIET

by Susan Cain

An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and... Full review >

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    WHEN GOD TALKS BACK

    MARCH 27, 2012

NONFICTION

WHEN GOD TALKS BACK

by T.M. Luhrmann

An erudite discussion both profoundly sympathetic and richly analytical. Full review >

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    WAIT

    JUNE 26, 2012

BUSINESS

WAIT

by Frank Partnoy

A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making. File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and other similar... Full review >

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    VISIT SUNNY CHERNOBYL

    JUNE 5, 2012

NONFICTION

VISIT SUNNY CHERNOBYL

by Andrew Blackwell

In each chapter, Blackwell finds he loves the polluted places for all the ways they aren’t ruined. With great verve, and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DRIFT

    APRIL 3, 2012

HISTORY

DRIFT

by Rachel Maddow

With humor and verve, Maddow lays a solid basis for that hoped-for interview with Cheney (fingers crossed). Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FULL BODY BURDEN

    JUNE 5, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FULL BODY BURDEN

by Kristen Iversen

Superbly crafted tale of Cold War America’s dark underside. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TWELVE PATIENTS

    JULY 10, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TWELVE PATIENTS

by Eric Manheimer

An exquisite—and often exquisitely depressing—patchwork of joy and pain. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE HUNT FOR KSM

    MARCH 26, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE HUNT FOR KSM

by Terry McDermott & Josh Meyer

A surprising, sobering look at one of the deadliest terror networks in history and the American spy agencies charged with... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PRIVATE EMPIRE

    MAY 1, 2012

BUSINESS

PRIVATE EMPIRE

by Steve Coll

Leaks, reserves, PACs, hydrofracking, bloated corporate profits and more: all pertinent concerns nicely handled by Coll in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW TO BE A WOMAN

    JULY 17, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOW TO BE A WOMAN

by Caitlin Moran

Rapturously irreverent, this book should kick-start plenty of useful discussions. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOUSE OF STONE

    FEB. 28, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOUSE OF STONE

by Anthony Shadid

A complicated, elegiac, beautiful attempt to reconcile the physical bayt (home) and the spiritual. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BAILOUT

    JULY 24, 2012

NONFICTION

BAILOUT

by Neil Barofsky

A courageous, insightful book that offers no cause for optimism. Full review >

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