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This is part of a series of posts reviewing categories in this year's Hugo ballot. I'll be discussing the entries, the voter ...
July 2017
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reviewed: Sarah Phillips by Andrea Lee
This is a very well-written book, clear and evocative, and I particularly liked the early chapters, which evoke suburban chil...
Sarah Phillips - Andrea Lee
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reviewed: Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
This is a readable but mediocre book that gets a lot of praise because it’s about an impressive person and a tragic topic. De...
Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness - Tracy Kidder
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The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. M...
July 2017
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reviewed: Tender by Sofia Samatar
This is a beautiful, original, often surprising, and yes, tender, short story collection by a fantastic author. Samatar’s nov...
Tender: Stories - Sofia Samatar
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July 2017
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That was pretty much my attitude going in, and the author seems to agree. So far so good. The book was an impulse purchas...
July 2017
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reviewed: Unfair by Adam Benforado
This is a thought-provoking critique of the American criminal justice system based on psychological research. It is more of a...
Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice - Adam Benforado
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reviewed: Marcos Ramirez by Carlos Luis Fallas
This is an enjoyable tale of a boy growing up in Costa Rica in the 1910s and 1920s. It is mostly episodic, without an overarc...
Marcos Ramírez - Carlos Luis Fallas
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text: Manic by Terri Cheney
This is an intense memoir by a lawyer with bipolar disorder. Terry Cheney is very smart and successful but also very ill, and...
Manic: A Memoir - Terri Cheney
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