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Tales by H. P. Lovecraft, A Garden by the Sea by Leila Hadley, Hello to All That by John Falk, Campo Santo by W. G. Sebald

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Ah, what a world! How infinite in variety. How beautiful in diversity. How limitless in options.

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The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson, with an introduction by Percival Everett;The Japan Journals by Donald Richie; February House by Sherill Tippins

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Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle; Dovid Bergelson and Joachim Neugroschel, The Shadows of Berlin; Adam Fawer, Improbable; John Ashberry and Eugene Richie (ed.), Selected Prose

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Prins, Other People’s Money; Boyer, Kings & Queens; Dan Raeburn, Chris Ware; McCormick, Killing Bono; Stuever, Off Ramp; Elborn, Scream Queens of the Dead Sea

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James Baldwin and Sol Stein, Native Sons; Anthony Lappé and Stephen Marshall, True Lies; Tsipi Keller, Jackpot; Yusef Komunyakaa, Taboo

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Mary V. Dearborn, Mistress of Modernism, Calderone; The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll Nathan; The Wasp Eater, Lychack; Ill-Equipped for a Life of Sex Lehr,

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Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror; Jim Tully, Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography; Darcy Cosper, Wedding Season; A.S. Byatt, Little Black Book of Stories

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George W. Bush and John Kerry: they share New England roots, Yale, and Skull & Bones. Is there nothing to separate the two?

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Martin Amis, Yellow Dog (Miramax Books, 2003) Kaylie Jones, Speak Now (Akashic Books, 2003) Victoria Sanford, Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) Bruce Schneier, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World (Copernicus Books, 2003) Lutz Kleveman, The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia (Grove Atlantic, 2003) Mike Marqusee, Chimes of Freedom: The Politics of Bob Dylan’s Art (New Press, 2003) Hannah Higgins, Fluxus Experience, (University of California Press, 2003)

The Rail Recommends…

Theodore Hamm (Editor): I’m digging Living to Tell the Tale, translated by Edith Grossman (Knopf), particularly for the magic of Marquez’s melancholy Marxism. The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq (Seven Stories/ Akashic) is an excellent takedown by the Alternet crew. Matthew Sharpe’s new novel The Sleeping Father (Soft Skull) makes me feel the pain of growing up in Connecticut, even though I was raised elsewhere.

Prose Roundup

Wanda Coleman, Jazz & Twelve O’Clock Tales, Black Sparrow Press (2008) Diane Williams, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature (FC2, 2007) Chavisa Woods, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (Fly by Night Press, 2008) Juliana Spahr, The Transformations (Atelos, 2007)


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