Staff picks by Al B

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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

5

Fans of true crime and detective stories would do well to pick up this gripping, deeply-reported account of a South Los Angeles homicide. Read more...

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Get in Trouble

4

These genre-defying stories combine fantasy, sci-fi and literary fiction, bringing surprise and delight to their exploration of realistic themes. Read more...

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Pizza: A Slice of American History

5

After I read this book, I ate pizza every day for a week. What better endorsement is there? Read more...

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The 34-Ton Bat

4

While away the winter doldrums and begin the countdown to opening day with this offbeat look at baseball's history. Read more...

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Us Conductors

5

The winner of the 2014 Giller prize for Canadian fiction tells a story of love, espionage and the uncanny singing of the electronic ether. Read more...

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Stories of Your Life and Others

5

Eight tales of mind-bending science fiction and fantasy. Read more...

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You're Not Much Use to Anyone

5

Blog Meets World. Read more...

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Let's Talk About Love

5

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...

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

4

For anyone who's tried a little too hard to forget seventh grade, this memoir suggests it just might be worth remembering, no matter how awkward. Read more...