This beautifully crafted novel is set largely in France during World War II and chronicles the intersecting paths of two ordinary people – a boy who grows up in a German orphanage and is trained as a radio specialist for the Nazis, and a blind French girl who escapes Paris with her father when the Nazis arrive and ends up in the walled coastal enclave of Saint Malo. It is a multi-layered tale written in short, crisp chapters that evoke not only the horrors of war but the decency and goodness that emerge in humanity’s darkest moments. Full of subtle and provocative subtexts, and thoroughly accessible to the reader, this book is a literary masterpiece – and one of my all-time favorite novels.

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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

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One of the most original and satisfying works of non-fiction in recent memory, 1913 offers a month-by-month chronicle of the year that led up to WWI, told entirely through vignettes drawn from the worlds of art, music, literature, politics, and culture. The end result is an evocative, entertaining, and sometimes troubling portrait of the world marching itself to war.

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By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside (Translator), Jamie Lee Searle (Translator)
ISBN: 9781612193519
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 29th, 2013

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By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by), Jamie Lee Searle (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781612193915
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Published: Melville House - October 7th, 2014

Great sports writing tells us about much more than sports, and such is the case with Nicholas Dawidoff’s superb new book about the hidden culture of the NFL. Embedded with the New York Jets and their colorful head coach, Rex Ryan, for a year, Dawidoff unveils the tensions, rewards, comedies, and tragedies experienced by NFL players and coaches but often out of view in a nation otherwise obsessed with professional football. Neither a booster nor a critic, Dawidoff relies on his immense talent as a writer, and his own humanity, to tell this fascinating story.

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ISBN: 9780316196796
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 19th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780316196789
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 9th, 2014

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