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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

In global cities bidding on commodity exchanges, trade in derivatives and bets on price movements transform labor and cotton into an abstraction. At a time when many believe in unregulated capitalism, this history may suggest reconsidering that faith.


My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir

Turner’s choice to approach his own story in a way that transcends political narratives, transcends his war, and even transcends himself, makes his memoir exceptional.


A Bad Character: A novel

Overfreighted with the angst of youth, this novel is at its most impressive in its impressionistic evocation of a dazzling, dangerous cityscape.


Moth and Spark: A Novel

Ir you are looking for something to satisfy your high fantasy or dragon withdraws, you might feel like you are missing something but it’s worth a read for the love story!


Wolves
SFFWorld : Wolves by Simon Ings (January 29, 2015)

Wolves is an example of the very best of modern science fiction literature, set in a vision of the near future which is both disturbingly plausible and surreal.


I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

A stimulating intellectual interaction with lots of heart.


Bonita Avenue: A Novel

Buswalda tells the story in a seesaw fashion that gives away what happens and then goes back to tell you how it happens.


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

A moving family history researched with dedication and completed with a granddaughter's love.


Maximum Exposure

I liked all of the different storylines that were happening besides Daisy and Ben’s, from their family to the rest of the newspaper’s staff as they kept up my interest throughout.


Outline

The ultimate and undeniably cerebral pleasure of Outline is it nudges you into being a more attentive reader and listener, more alert to the cracks in sentences and the messier realities that words can only try to contain.


The Jaguar's Children: A Novel

An eloquent literary dissection of the divide between the United States and Mexico.


88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

A catalog of occasional victories and constant missteps that is eye-opening, illuminating and maddening.


Master Sergeant

I found Master Sergeant to be a welcome addition to the military science fiction sub-genre and I expect other fans will agree


One Step Too Far

One Step Too Far has the definite pacing and tension of a thriller, but there's a human aspect to it that I'd typically ascribe to a heartfelt drama.


What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age

what the lady wants


Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Oswalt’s first book, the best-seller “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland,” was a grab bag of comic essays, some autobiographical, some conceptual, some disposable. “Silver Screen Fiend” has a through-line of sorts, but it bends around some wide detours, mostly involving the comedian’s formative years onstage.


Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923
Kirkus Reviews : Vivid Faces (January 28, 2015)

Readable and provocative. Students of contemporary Irish history have few better guides than the sometimes-dyspeptic but refreshingly agenda-less Foster.


Leaving Before the Rains Come

Fuller unravels her feelings in an exquisite meditation on what it means to be alone — on the courage it can inspire, as well as the sometimes undeniable sense of sorrow.


Falling for Jillian

If you like your romance full of wonderful characters guaranteed to warm your heart, Falling for Jillian is definitely for you.