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    LIFE AFTER DEATH

    SEPT. 18, 2012

NONFICTION

LIFE AFTER DEATH

by Damien Echols

Essential reading for anyone interested in justice or memoir. Full review >

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    KURT VONNEGUT

    NOV. 1, 2012

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    THE OLD WAYS

    OCT. 15, 2012

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THE OLD WAYS

by Robert Macfarlane

A breathtaking study of “walking as enabling sight and thought rather than encouraging retreat and escape.” Full review >

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    MARBLES

    NOV. 6, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MARBLES

by Ellen Forney illustrated by Ellen Forney

Forney’s story should resonate with those grappling with similar issues, while her artistry should appeal to a wide... Full review >

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    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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    WILD

    MARCH 20, 2012

NONFICTION

WILD

by Cheryl Strayed

A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a... Full review >

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    JOSEPH ANTON

    SEPT. 18, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

JOSEPH ANTON

by Salman Rushdie

Aspects of a spy novel, a writer’s autobiography and a victim’s affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal... Full review >

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    AFTERMATH

    AUG. 14, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AFTERMATH

by Rachel Cusk

Bold, gripping, original and occasionally darkly funny. Full review >

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    THE PATAGONIAN HARE

    MARCH 13, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE PATAGONIAN HARE

by Claude Lanzmann & translated by Frank Wynne

“I am neither indifferent to, nor weary of, this world; had I a hundred lives, I know I would not tire of it,” he writes.... Full review >

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    WINTER JOURNAL

    AUG. 21, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WINTER JOURNAL

by Paul Auster

A consummate professional explores the attic of his life, converting rumination to art. Full review >

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    MORTALITY

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MORTALITY

by Christopher Hitchens

Certainly, Hitchens died too soon. May this moving little visit to his hospital room not be the last word from him. Full review >

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    ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

    MAY 1, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

by Alison Bechdel illustrated by Alison Bechdel

Subtitled “A Comic Drama,” the narrative provides even fewer laughs than its predecessor but deeper introspection. 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

    BEAUTIFUL THING

    MARCH 6, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BEAUTIFUL THING

by Sonia Faleiro

Gritty, gripping and often heartbreaking—an impressive piece of narrative nonfiction. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE VOYEURS

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE VOYEURS

by Gabrielle Bell illustrated by Gabrielle Bell

Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell's standing among the first rank of the genre’s artists. 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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