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Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright’s best-seller Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief completely blew me away back when I read it back in 2013. So impressed I was with his book that it easily made my year-end list of… 720 more words

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Immigrant Stories: The Myth of the Muslim Tide by Doug Saunders

Ten years ago, even though America found itself fighting wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, many in this country cast their concerned eyes towards Europe. A number of political writers, usually of the more conservative persuasion, feared that Europe was well on its way to becoming the next Muslim stronghold. 822 more words

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About Time I Read It: The Skies Belong Us by Brendan I. Koerner

Each year, there’s about a dozen or so works of nonfiction that create an amazing amount of hype. These are the kind of books that get rave reviews and make notable year-end lists. 764 more words

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His Own Man by Edgard Telles Ribeiro

One of the many cool things one can find on the site Book Riot is Rachel Cordasco’s monthly column “In Translation.” Each month her brief but informative piece spotlights three or four newly-released works of translated fiction. 487 more words

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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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