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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Non-fiction, Highly Recommended)

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.

Astonishing. Much-maligned visionary invented enlightened government while Europeans were barbarians.

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The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.

Raunchy, scatological, funny. Also sweet, poignant and wise. No-holds-barred revealing.

 

 

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Scoundrel Time (Political Memoir – Recommended)

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Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman.

Political antecedents of McCarthyism. Shockingly relevant. Humble courage, sharp wit.

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian.

Homeless teen makes very bad choices. Also, small nuclear explosion.

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The House of Broken Angels (Highly Recommended)

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Exquisite tenderness, cruelty, devotion, estrangement, bawdiness, sentimentality. Tolstoy in Spanglish.

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Gork, The Teenage Dragon

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Gork, The Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson.

Like Tom and Jerry, if Tom ate Jerry. Sequel-setup ending.

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The Immortalists (Highly Recommended)

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

Four divergent, strong-willed, anxious lives lived in tragedy, beauty, hope.

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