• NONFICTION

    I'M YOUR MAN

    SEPT. 11, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

I'M YOUR MAN

by Sylvie Simmons

Taking on a looming subject with intelligence and wit, Simmons manages to take the full measure of her man. Full review >

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    BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

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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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    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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    MAGIC HOURS

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NONFICTION

MAGIC HOURS

by Tom Bissell

Stellar cultural writing—Bissell has the knowledge and wit to earn his provocations. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    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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    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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    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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  • NONFICTION

    THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS

    JUNE 7, 2012

HISTORY

THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS

by Jill Lepore

A superb examination of the never-ending effort to enhance life, as well as the commensurate refusal to ever let it go. Full review >

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    SPILLOVER

    OCT. 1, 2012

NONFICTION

SPILLOVER

by David Quammen

A wonderful, eye-opening account of humans versus disease that deserves to share the shelf with such classics as Microbe... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FAR FROM THE TREE

    NOV. 13, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

FAR FROM THE TREE

by Andrew Solomon

An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life and the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LINCOLN'S CODE

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LINCOLN'S CODE

by John Fabian Witt

Truly remarkable, composed with all the precision and insight you expect from a law professor, marked by all the elegance... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MARVEL COMICS

    OCT. 9, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

MARVEL COMICS

by Sean Howe

Brilliantly juxtaposes Marvel with its best characters: flawed and imperfect, but capable of achieving miraculous feats. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE STORY OF EARTH

    MAY 1, 2012

NONFICTION

THE STORY OF EARTH

by Robert M. Hazen

A report of a fascinating new theory on the Earth's origins written in a sparkling style with many personal touches. 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 >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THOMAS JEFFERSON

    NOV. 13, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THOMAS JEFFERSON

by Jon Meacham

An outstanding biography that reveals an overlooked steeliness at Jefferson’s core that accounts for so much of his... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TURING'S CATHEDRAL

    MARCH 6, 2012

NONFICTION

TURING'S CATHEDRAL

by George Dyson

Meticulously researched and packed with not just technological details, but sociopolitical and cultural details as well—the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HAITI

    JAN. 3, 2012

HISTORY

HAITI

by Laurent Dubois

A profound demonstration of what needs to be recognized, reconciled and forgiven if current crises are to be overcome. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    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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  • NONFICTION

    ON A FARTHER SHORE

    SEPT. 4, 2012

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