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Expo 58: A Novel by Jonathan Coe

As I spend more time online, I’m starting to discover books that I might never have discovered had I relied solely on more traditional sources like print media, word of mouth and the public library. 553 more words

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About Time I Read It: The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

I have a co-worker who reads a TON of fiction. (You think I read a lot of stuff, I’m nothing compared to this guy.) A few years ago he raved about a novel with the odd title of… 453 more words

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2014 In Review: My Favorite Fiction

Over the last few years, my consumption of fiction has grown considerably compared to what it was only a few years ago. Heck, in January of 2009 I posted on my old Vox site that during the preceding year I’d read only two measly works of fiction. 602 more words

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Immigrant Stories Challenge: All Russians Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa

Years ago, I read in the newspaper that a rather surprising number of Jews from the lands of the former Soviet Union were emigrating to Germany. 310 more words

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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher

2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. For months I’ve been wanting to feature a few books about this brutal armed conflict. 642 more words

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Immigrant Stories Challenge: In the Sea There are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda

From time to time we hear of memoirs and other nonfiction books that were supposedly true, but after closer scrutiny turned out to be mere… 314 more words

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