Night Life: A Thriller

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We may not always been impressed, but when we are, we take it as far as it can go.

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The Kid From Tomkinsville

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What speaks to a boy more than sports? A book about sports, of course.

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Pardon the Ravens

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People inspire us, even when we are still learning about their past.

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Bettyville

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When George Hodgman was a boy, he and his mother ended the day holding hands and praying. Not just for themselves, but for all the people in their tiny Missouri town.

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Leaving Berlin

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One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.

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I Left It On the Mountain

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the incredible memoir of a former meth addict, an HIV positive man, and a survivor of life’s trials.

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Thich Nhat Hanh: Teachings on Love

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the graceful writing and ideology of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Donbas: A True Story of an Escape Across Russia

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“You’re cold? He escaped from Russia on a freight train…in winter.”

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Only One Sentence David Carr Wrote Was BS

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RIP David Carr (1956-2015)

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An Unlikely Love Story. The Best I Have Read In Years

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Seth Greenland’s novel, “I Regret Everything”.

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How This Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man Became a Young Mom

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“Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me.”

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They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews a story on interviews with Germans from the WWII era.

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Kafka’s Other Trial: The Letters to Felice

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Elias Canetti’s book on the life of a deeply divided man.

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Rogue Male

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We fear the unaffiliated terrorist, the lone wolf who looks like us, lives in our neighborhoods and waits for an opportunity to kill us. It was simpler in the old days, and simplest of all in “Rogue Male,” the story of a man who decides to kill the biggest target in the world. Jesse Kornbluth reviews.

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

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In his book, Taylor Branch goes deep into what it was like to live in the age of the Dr. himself.

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Setting the Table: Hospitality Is When the Other Person Is On Your Side

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Danny Meyer’s new book and has one bit of advice for you: “Eat his words.”

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