March 2017

Judas

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By Amos Oz, Nicholas de Lange (Translator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544464049
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 8th, 2016

This brilliant new novel by one of Israel's foremost writers and longtime left-wing political activists (often himself called a traitor) weaves together the stories of two "traitors" whose characterization as such, in Oz's telling, becomes much less clear: the biblical Judas, and a fictional early Zionist who was thrown out of the Zionist Congress because he advocated a unified Jewish-Arab state instead of what became modern Israel. The result is a nuanced story which manages to be full of ideas and philosophy while never being boring or pedantic.

David


Dreamland Burning

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316384933
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

This is historical fiction at its best. A blend of past and present tells the story of the Tulsa race riot of 1921. A tied-in mystery keeps the story moving, but it was the history of Greenwood that kept me from putting this book down.

Robin


Command and Control

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ISBN: 9780143125785
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

Schlosser weaves together the history of WMDs along side the story of a real life nuclear incident (Code named a"Broken Arrow"). Equal parts engaging and terrifying, especially for a work of historical non-fiction.

John


The Devil in Silver

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982251
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 10th, 2013

After a series of bad decisions, including fighting a group of off-duty cops, lands Pepper in a mental institution, he soon finds there are worst things stalking the halls than the power-drunk doctors. In another stunning novel by Victor Lavalle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is re-imagined as a parable on white saviorism and effective ally-ship. With a buffalo monster.

Alexander


The Complete Stories

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By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780374515362
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Published: Noonday Press - January 1971

There is no such thing as having too much Flannery O'Connor in your life or on your shelf. Whether you've never read her work before, or you've written a dissertation on it, O'Connor's stories are always worth reading. Whenever I read her, I walk away not knowing how I feel, but certain I've been changed.

Matthew


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