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Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

It’s a careful yet harrowing account of an offbeat childhood, and of a father-and-son relationship that grew very dark before it began to admit hints of light.


The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter: A Novel

“The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter” is a big book that has a lot — arguably too much — on its mind. But it succeeds admirably in a novel’s first and most difficult task: It makes you give a damn.


In Other Words
Kirkus Reviews : In Other Words (February 09, 2016)

An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.


Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Readers looking for tips on how to increase creativity will find plenty here.


The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel

It is a book that rewards your attention, giving you much more to think about than most other novels you might read. For this reason, it would be an excellent book club choice. It might also create a run on the works of Agatha Christie.


The Last Thousand

Mr. Stern has a gift for exposition, explaining the confusing geopolitics of the region with a blessed — and welcome — lucidity.


In Another Life

A compelling tale of forgiveness and redemption, weaving together “then” and “now,” and revealing the steadfast power of love.


On the Edge

For most anglophones, On the Edge is the first chance to get acquainted with Chirbes’s dense, winding prose, his slab-like paragraphs, and the way he threads disparate voices into an overwhelming chorus of poverty and anguish.


Black Deutschland

In the process he’s made a significant contribution to American fiction.


Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

The personal stories of Iranian reformists’ journeys are compelling. But readers must look elsewhere to judge whether their ideas really did make a difference.


In Other Words

There is perhaps no writer today better suited to write a book about language. It’s a topic that courses through Lahiri; that constitutes her DNA.


The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

“The Road to Little Dribbling” makes it clear that Bryson is deeply worried that too few in his adopted home feel the same way.


Black Deutschland

“Black Deutschland” is a mess. But it’s a fascinating mess, written by a crucial, one-of-a-kind writer.


The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

A poignant portrait of two women who were heroes of the civil rights movement and the struggle for women’s equal rights.


In Other Words

In Lahiri’s hands, these essays and stories become an invaluable insight into the craft of writing not as storytelling but as speaking the self into existence.


Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism

To read “Paradise Now” is to be dazzled, humbled and occasionally flabbergasted by the amount of energy and talent sacrificed at utopia’s altar.


Remembrance
Kirkus Reviews : Remembrance (February 02, 2016)

A fun and satisfying grown-up update on Suze’s life.