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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson1981
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich1986
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood1990
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride1997) (Book of the Year
The Aguero Sisters (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Cristina Garcia1998
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood1998
All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg1998
American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier1998
Bad Land: An American Romance by Jonathan Raban1998
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich1998
Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka1998
The Bounty by Derek Walcott1998
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier1998
The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman1998
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer1998
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy1998
News of the Spirit by Lee Smith1998
Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees by Roger Fouts1998
Ornament and Silence : Essays on Women's Lives, from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer by Kennedy Fraser1998
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes1998
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea by Sebastian Junger1998
Primate Behavior by Sarah Lindsay1998
Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane1998
The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester1998
T. Rex & the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez1998
Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon1998
What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems by Marge Piercy1998
The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta1998
¡Yo! by Julia Alvarez1998
About a Boy by Nick Hornby1999
After All: Last Poems by William Matthews1999
Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars by Cynthia Gorney1999
Beach Boy by Ardashir Vakil1999
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar1999
Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore1999
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott1999
The Coast of Good Intentions by Michael Byers1999
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges1999
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat1999
Flanders by Patricia Anthony1999
A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind1999
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild1999
The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd1999
Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg1999
I Married a Communist by Philip Roth1999
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 by Taylor Branch1999
The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands by Nicholas Clapp1999
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder1999
Sweet Machine by Mark Doty1999
Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes1999
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow1999
Triage: A Novel by Scott Anderson1999
The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett1999
Without: Poems by Donald Hall1999
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden2000
A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski2000
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston2000
The Country Life by Rachel Cusk2000
A Dangerous Friend by Ward Just2000
Diasporadic: Poems by Patty Seyburn2000
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene2000
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower2000
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander2000
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee2000
Henry of Atlantic City: A Novel by Frederick Reuss2000
The Hours by Michael Cunningham2000
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III2000
How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch2000
Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System by Jeffrey Kluger2000
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick2000
Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge2000
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem2000
Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 by Seamus Heaney2000
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean2000
Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban2000
Show Me A Hero by Lisa Belkin2000
A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle2000
Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff2000
Waiting by Ha Jin2000
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1933-1941 by Victor Klemperer2000
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon2001
Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje2001
Barrow's Boys by Fergus Fleming2001
Being Dead by Jim Crace2001
Beowulf by Beowulf Poet2001
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood2001
Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare2001
The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach by Alice Kaplan2001
The Collected Poems by Stanley Kunitz2001
The Delinquent Virgin by Laura Kalpakian2001
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee2001
Don't Tell Anyone: Fiction by Frederick Busch2001
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale2001
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present by Jacques Barzun2001
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley2001
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers2001
In Siberia by Colin Thubron2001
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt2001
Learning Human: Selected Poems by Les Murray2001
Living to Tell: A Novel by Antonya Nelson2001
Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran by Elaine Sciolino2001
The Quick & the Dead by Joy Williams2001
Scar Vegas: And Other Stories by Tom Paine2001
Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King2001
White Teeth by Zadie Smith2001
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana2002
Among the Missing by Dan Chaon2002
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald2002
The Aztec Treasure House: New and Selected Essays by Evan S. Connell2002
The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America by Barron H. Lerner2002
Bucking the Tiger: A Novel by Bruce Olds2002
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen2002
Crooked River Burning by Mark Winegardner2002
Crossing Over by Rubén Martínez2002
The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri2002
Erasure by Percival Everett2002
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser2002
Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation by Joseph T. Hallinan2002
Grant by Jean Edward Smith2002
Island: The Complete Stories by Alistair MacLeod2002
John Adams by David McCullough2002
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon2002
The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer2002
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler2002
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins2002
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories by Lydia Davis2002
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand2002
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey2002
An unexpected light : travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot2002
War in a Time of Peace by David Halberstam2002
What the Ice Gets : Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916 by Melinda Mueller2002
Atonement by Ian McEwan2003
Bellocq's Ophelia: Poems by Natasha Trethewey2003
Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell2003
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster2003
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon2003
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros2003
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel2003
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande2003
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry2003
The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson2003
The Future of the Past by Alexander Stille2003
God's Fool by Mark Slouka2003
In Revere, in Those Days by Roland Merullo2003
Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War by T. J. Stiles2003
Lovely Green Eyes by Arnošt Lustig2003
Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy by Diana Preston2003
Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro2003
Miniatures by Norah Labiner2003
The Painted Bed: Poems by Donald Hall2003
Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry by Alan Dugan2003
Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! by Kenzaburō Ōe2003
The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart2003
Selected Essays of John Berger by John Berger2003
The Shell Collector: Stories by Anthony Doerr2003
That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern2003
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris2003
Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002 by Martín Espada2004
Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a City by Edward Carey2004
Any Human Heart by William Boyd2004
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn2004
Brick Lane by Monica Ali2004
Brownsville: Stories by Oscar Casares2004
The Cave by Jose Saramago2004
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon2004
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer2004
Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform by Sharon Hays2004
Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto--The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest by Peter Pringle2004
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem2004
The Inquisitors' Manual by António Lobo Antunes2004
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman2004
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini2004
The Known World by Edward P. Jones2004
Love by Toni Morrison2004
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King2004
Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind by David Quammen2004
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder2004
Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir by Lillian Faderman2004
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc2004
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor2004
Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von Drehle2004
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer2004
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd2004
1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky2005
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks2005
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow2005
Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernières2005
Chain of Command: the Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib by Seymour M. Hersh2005
Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage by David Moats2005
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell2005
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (P.S.) by Nikki Giovanni2005
Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser2005
Goya by Robert Hughes2005
The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen2005
The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes2005
The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda2005
Old School by Tobias Wolff2005
One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream by Phyllis Vine2005
One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future by Paul R. Ehrlich2005
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky2005
Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution by Robin Marantz Henig2005
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth2005
Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi2005
I Sailed with Magellan by Stuart Dybek2005
Sea of Glory : America's voyage of discovery : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick2005
The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra2005
The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw by Michael Sokolove2005
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer2005
American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander2006
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer2006
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala2006
Bound for Canaan: The Under-ground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich2006
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond2006
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald2006
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer2006
The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom by Brian Cathcart2006
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls2006
Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees by Caroline Moorehead2006
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea2006
The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh2006
John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds2006
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami2006
Midnight at the Dragon Café by Judy Fong Bates2006
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro2006
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore2006
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy2006
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss2006
Saturday by Ian McEwan2006
Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker2006
Streets in Their Own Ink: Poems by Stuart Dybek2006
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill2006
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich2006
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Marta Hillers2006
The Attack by Yasmina Khadra2007
Beautiful Dreamer: A Novel by Christopher Bigsby2007
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell2007
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami2007
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City by Jed Horne2007
Burning Wyclif by Thom Satterlee2007
Famous by Kathleen Flenniken2007
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert2007
Firmin by Sam Savage2007
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel2007
The Girls by Lori Lansens2007
The Heartless Stone: A Journey through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire by Tom Zoellner2007
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai2007
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips2007
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King2007
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean2007
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick2007
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.) by Peter Hessler2007
The People's Act of Love by James Meek2007
The Road by Cormac McCarthy2007
The Secret River by Kate Grenville2007
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene2007
The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery2007
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig2007
William Henry Harrison And Other Poems by David R. Slavitt2007
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan2007
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver2008
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England: A Novel by Brock Clarke2008
Away by Amy Bloom2008
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier2008
Cheating at Canasta: Stories by William Trevor2008
The Complete Stories by David Malouf2008
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson2008
Finn by Jon Clinch2008
Five Skies by Ron Carlson2008
The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes by Tess Uriza Holthe2008
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell2008
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, M.D.2008
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955–2007 by X. J. Kennedy2008
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander2008
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones2008
A New Hunger by Laure-Anne Bosselaar2008
Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline by Lisa Margonelli2008
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan2008
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson2008
The Pesthouse by Jim Crace2008
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres2008
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin2008
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman2008
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon2008
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman2008
American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor2009
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen2009
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll2009
City of Thieves by David Benioff2009
Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories by Steven Millhauser2009
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer2009
Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore2009
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins2009
The Ghost Soldiers: Poems by James Tate2009
The Ginseng Hunter: A Novel by Jeff Talarigo2009
The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine2009
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed2009
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan2009
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout2009
Peace by Richard Bausch2009
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris2009
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich2009
Resistance by Owen Sheers2009
Special Orders: Poems by Edward Hirsch2009
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order by Joan Wickersham2009
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust2009
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt2009
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri2009
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz2009
The wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam2009
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2010
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker2010
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon2010
Born to run: the hidden tribe, the ultra-runners and the greatest race the world has never seen by Christopher McDougall2010
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín2010
Columbine by Dave Cullen2010
The Convalescent by Jessica Anthony2010
Face by Sherman Alexie2010
Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers2010
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2010
The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War by Nicholas Thompson2010
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann2010
Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave2010
The Lost City of Z by David Grann2010
A Mercy by Toni Morrison2010
The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert2010
Provenance: how a con man and a forger rewrote the history of modern art by Laney Salisbury2010
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream by Patrick Radden Keefe2010
Spooner by Pete Dexter2010
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small2010
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman2010
Tinkers by Paul Harding2010
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li2010
What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009 by Stephen Dunn2010
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood2010
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers2010
Citizens of London : the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour by Lynne Olson2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin2011
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen2011
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot2011
Just Kids by Patti Smith2011
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent2011
The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick2011
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall2011
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli2011
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes2011
Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass2011
Next by James Hynes2011
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick2011
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman2011
Room by Emma Donoghue2011
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray2011
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee2011
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel by David Mitchell2011
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant2011
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier2011
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems by Tony Hoagland2011
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan2011
Wait: Poems by C. K. Williams2011
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson2011
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow2011
Apollo's Angels : A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans2012
Arguably by Christopher Hitchens2012
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach2012
Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability by Sheila Black2012
Collected Stories by William Trevor2012
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard2012
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee2012
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud2012
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick2012
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman2012
Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod2012
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks2012
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable2012
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok2012
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman2012
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes2012
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt2012
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell2012
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt2012
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman2012
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht2012
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips2012
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams2012
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand2012
We the Animals by Justin Torres2012
Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins2013
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo2013
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain2013
Canada by Richard Ford2013
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller2013
Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia2013
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen2013
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan2013
The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam2013
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers2013
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri2013
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King2013
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts2013
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper2013
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson2013
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain2013
The Round House by Louise Erdrich2013
Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy2013
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan2013
Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby2013
Stag's Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds2013
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz2013
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson2013
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce2013
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson2013
Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt2013
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2014
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell2014
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown2014
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat2014
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser2014
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra2014
The Dinner by Herman Koch2014
Enon: A Novel by Paul Harding2014
The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit2014
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink2014
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt2014
Hum (Ala Notable Books for Adults) by Jamaal May2014
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn2014
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson2014
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson2014
The Ogre's Wife by Ron Koertge2014
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes2014
On the Map: why the World Looks the Way it Does by Simon Garfield2014
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox2014
The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner2014
A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel by Ruth L. Ozeki2014
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam2014
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey2014
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma2014
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud2014
Year Zero. A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma2014
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews2015
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2015
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig2015
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager2015
The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems by B. H. Fairchild2015
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell2015
The Children Act by Ian McEwan2015
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness2015
Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum2015
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld2015
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy2015
Gabriel: A Poem by Edward Hirsch2015
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides2015
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson2015
The most dangerous book: the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham2015
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan2015
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald2015
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee2015
Orfeo by Richard Powers2015
Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree by Lizzie Stark2015
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2015
Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories by Ron Rash2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel2015
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway2015

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