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The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even

LITERARY FICTION  The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (this is also the title of a complex sculpture by Marcel Duchamp) is the story of two charming and germ-phobic obsessive compulsives, Isaac and Greg, newly made friends who meet while trying to organize and recover from advance stages of OCD.  Hand-washing is among the least of their […]

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Four Corners

CRIME FICTION | THRILLER  Wally Rudolph’s meth-and-cocaine-addled protagonists reel through a nonstop catastrophe of violence, flight, and revenge, too self-destructive to have anything more than a prayer–but they are real. The action is urgent and compelling, the details are as crisp as the light that falls on Santa Fe. Wally knows the territory. And the territory […]

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No Stopping Train

LITERARY FICTION  Considered to be Les Plesko’s magnum opus, No Stopping Train is a powerful novel of personal and political upheaval set during the Hungarian Revolution. Plesko spent close to ten years working on the novel, which draws deeply from his childhood, having left his native Hungary in 1965 at the age of nine. The Hungarian Revolution […]

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The Choose Yourself Stories

MOTIVATIONAL | NON FICTION  James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college […]

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The Big Disconnect

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS The internet seems to be better at saying ‘stop’ than it is at saying ‘go.’ In this urgent overview of a decade of experiments in online organizing, Micah Sifry shows us what happened and lays out what’s next. — Seth Godin Now that communication can be as quick as thought, why […]

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Technocreep

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy. –Thomas P. Keenan Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading […]

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Drone Warfare

NON-FICTION Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, […]

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AN OBAMA’S JOURNEY: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery Across Three Cultures

MEMOIR The book is captivating. It gave me new insights into Mark’s life with his half-brother, “A deft memoir […] oddly engaging”—Kirkus Reviews “President Barack Obama, as well as the limited time that he had with his father, Barack Obama, Sr. This book is a compelling read for those who are very interested in learning […]

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PostApoc

DYSTOPIAN FICTION “If one were to rip the cupcake niceties and corporate regimens from society and present a poetic and existential depiction of the anarchical remains, then that would be PostApoc. Liz Worth’s tour de force of vivid prose and stunning vis-ceral imagery will haunt you long after you’ve read the final chapter. Thought-provoking, powerful […]

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My Heart is Not My Own

LITERARY FICTION …it’s illuminating and refreshing to read a novel set in Sierra Leone that, while never shying away from the brutal realities, paints a fuller picture including lush landscapes, powerful women, philosophical men and secret societies, layered through with magic, adventure and sensuality. –Toronto Star Wuitchik’s alluring novel about the haunted and the hunted […]

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