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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

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If you feel a bit unmoored while reading "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers," well, welcome to the world Tooly Zylberberg. Read more...

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A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together

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I'm always looking for easy-to-prepare recipes with ingredients I can actually find in my kitchen. This is my new favorite cookbook. Read more...

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Love Me Back

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A gritty and blistering story of a young woman doing bad things. Read more...

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

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Doughty dishes about what it's like to be covered in people dust, and challenges readers to face their own mortality. Read more...

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You're Not Much Use to Anyone

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Blog Meets World. Read more...

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

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A post-apocalyptic novel in miniature; part young adult dystopia and part end-of-the-world horror show. Read more...

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Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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So what's more pleasant than deterioration, dementia and death? Read more...

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Landline

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Georgie isn't looking for magic, but she finds it right when she needs it the most. How fortuitous. Read more...

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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

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A heart-wrenching tale of a New Orleans girl whose 10th birthday falls the same day Hurricane Katrina destroys the city. Read more...

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Let's Talk About Love

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An indie music critic decided to write a book about the artist he most despised. What happened next took him on a journey to the end of taste. Read more...