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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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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

4

A coming-of-age story with just a bit of magic and enough real-world issues to make it a really compelling read. Read more...

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Jackaby

4

Perfect for that between-Sherlock-and-Doctor-Who-seasons-time. Read more...

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The Daughter

3

This psychological thriller about every mother's nightmare will keep you reading until the bitter end. Read more...

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

5

Yippie-i-oh! Leroy, with his horse Maybelline, begins a jaunt that makes me want to wrestle my fate to the ground with a trusty steed by my side. Read more...

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The Terrible Two

4

All I can say is-- Prank War! Read more...

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Government Issue: Comics For The People, 1940s-2000s

4

There's nothing funny about these funny papers. Read more...

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Revival

4

Stephen King is back to his old ways of exploring the most macabre elements of faith and addiction (and electricity) as only he can. Read more...

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The Invention of Wings

5

A slow starter turns out to be an amazing story that made me want to look through the history books. Read more...

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Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture

4

Part memoir, part history and part cultural anthropology, "Promise Land" offers a window into the world of the self-help industry. Read more...