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Three Kentucky dynasties - black, white and equine - converge in this vitally written if melodramatic novel. Society of Midland Authors Award. Join Goodreads? He's still hatching plans that are doomed from the start and caring about what people think of him.
The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Bibliotheca stylorum. Most Popular. The Mortifications by Derek Palacio 3.
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Set in the winter ofhad 51 books on the best-seller list in the period we explored. Mystery and thriller novelist James PattersonUSA. Galaxy British Book Award. Clatskan.Staying On by Paul Scott. Barack Obama Shared His Faves. By Nancy Isenberg. Galaxy British Book Award.
Bakewell is a wonderful explicator and a highly opinionated one. L'amie prodigieuse. His French-born mother tolerates it, but you can already see where their family life is headed - south - which will inevitably mean moving north. In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi 3.
While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world around us and learn something about how we fit within it. And nonfiction also tells us a lot about ourselves. Here are the best nonfiction books of Buy on Amazon. Sandra Allen received a manuscript of her uncle Bob's autobiography in , a sprawling page piece of writing entirely in all caps and full of streams of consciousness. She learned more about her uncle than ever before, understanding from his perspective the mental illness from which he suffered.
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The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they face are staggering. Despite the introduction of , new titles each year, only a tiny fraction of these attract a large enough readership to make The New York Times Best Seller list. Which raises the questions: How does a book become a best-seller, and which types of books are more likely to make the list? Recently, with help of Burcu Yucesoy , a postdoc in my lab, I put the reading habits of Americans under our data microscope. We did so by analyzing the sales patterns of the 2, fiction and 2, nonfiction titles that made The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcovers during the last decade.