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Adams, Henry
History of the United States of America During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson (April 29, 2018)
(A Library of America Volume)

Anderson, Edward
Thieves Like Us (July 12, 2011)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s,  A Library of America Volume)

Angell, Roger
Let Me Finish (September 11, 2012)

Allende, Isabell
Maya’s Notebook (December 24, 2017)

Amis, Kingsley
Lucky Jim (April 28, 2019)

Archer, Lee
One Shot (January 15, 2017)

Ariely, Dan, Guest Editor; Tim Folger, Series Editor
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 (May 1, 2016)

Atwater, Richard and Florence
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (November 15, 2020)



Baker, Nicholson
The Anthologist (June 19, 2016)
Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids (June 9, 2019)

Banner, Blake
An Ace and a Pair (October 25, 2020)

Barnes, Julian
The Sense of an Ending (May 21, 2017)

Barnes, Linda
The Snake Tattoo (August 16, 2020)

Bauby, Jean-Dominique (trans. by Jeremy Legatt)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (September 9, 2018)

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Hotel Bemelmans (November 20, 2016)

Birx, Ellen
Embracing the Inconceivable: Interspiritual Practice of
Zen and Christianity (October 11, 2020)

Bloch, Susan  and Whiteley, Phillip
How to Manage in a Flat World: 10 Strategies to Get Connected to Your Team Wherever They Are (June 16, 2011)

Blumer, Herbert, Stanford M. Lyman and Arthur J. Vidich, Eds.
Selected Works of Herbert Blumer: A Public
Philosophy for Mass Society
(April 10, 2016)

Böll, Heinrich
Absent without Leave (October 14, 2010)

Braun, Lillian Jackson
The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (June 7, 2020)

Bryson, Bill
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America
on the Appalachian Trail
(August 26, 2012)

Borges, Jorge Luis
Ficciones (September 8, 2012)

Buford, Bill
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (April 17, 2011)



Cain, James M.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (July 12, 2011)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s,  A Library of America Volume)

Caplan, Bryan
The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies
Choose Bad Policies
(December 14, 2010)

Cather, Willa
Death Comes for the Archbishop (June 18, 2013)

Chabon, Michael
Summerland (June 12, 2017)

Child, Julia
My Life in France (January 28, 2012)

Chopin, Kate
The Awakening (July 8, 2018)

Christgau, Robert , Guest Editor; Daphne Carr, Series Editor
Best Music Writing 2007 (December 20, 2010)

Collier, Paul
The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (February  3, 2019)

Collins, Randall
The Credential Society: A Historical Sociology of Education
and Stratification (March 21, 2013)

Connelley, Michael
The Black Box (September 17, 2017)
The Closers (June 2, 2019)
Echo Park (May 10, 2020)
The Lincoln Lawyer (January 10, 2015)
The Reversal (February 21, 2016)

Cox, Harvey
The Feast of Fools (August 25, 2019)

Culkin, Brian Francis
The Meaning of Trump (July 7, 2019)



Dawkins, Richard, Guest Editor; Folger, Tim, Series Editor
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002 (August 12, 2018)

Deane, Seamus
Reading in the Dark  (June 10, 2018)

DeFoe, Daniel
A Journal of the Plague Year (March 22, 2012)

Deford, Frank
The Entitled (May 10, 2015)

DeGrasse Tyson, Neil
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (July 1, 2018)

DeMille, Nelson
The Charm School  (January 24, 2016)
The Cuban Affair (May 20, 2018)
The Gate House (September 5, 2011)
Radiant Angel (February 25, 2018)
Spencerville (September 27, 2015)
The Talbot Odyssey (February 22, 2015)
Wild Fire (January 22, 2017)

Didion, Joan
Where I’m From (July 10, 2016)
The Year of Magical Thinking (October 23, 2010)

Doctorow, E. L.
The Book of Daniel (September 13, 2020)

Douglas, Mary
Purity and Danger: An Analysis  of the Concepts of
Pollution and Taboo
January 4, 2015)

Douglas, Mary  and Ney Steven
Missing Persons: A Critique of Personhood in the Social Sciences (May 6, 2011)

Doyle, Roddy
A Star Called Henry (August 10, 2014)
The Dead Republic  (December 17, 2017)

DuBois, W.E.B.
The Souls of Black Folks (February 17, 2015)

Dylan, Bob
Chronicles: Volume One (May 11, 2013)



Erikson, Kai T.
Wayward Pilgrims: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance (March 22, 2015)

Epstein, Joseph
Snobbery: The American Version (January 25, 2015)

Evanovich, Janet
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen (August 11, 2019)
Top Secret Twenty-one (January 6, 2019)
Tricky Twenty-two (January 17, 2021)



Fabend, Firth Haring
New Netherland In a Nutshell: A Concise History of the Dutch
Colony in North America (November 18, 2018)

Fadiman, Anne
At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays (August 4, 2012)

Fearing, Kenneth
The Big Clock (July 12, 2011)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s,  A Library of America Volume)

Fischer, Claude S.
America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 (August 19, 2018)

Fitzgerald, John D.
The Great Brain (September 29, 2019)

Frazier, Ian
Coyote v. Acme (July 5, 2011)



Gilbreth, Jr., Frank B and Gilbreth, Ernestine Carey
Cheaper by the Dozen (January 27, 2019)

Gasparino, Charles
Bought and Paid for: the Unholy Alliance Between Barack
Obama and Wall Street
(May 20, 2011)

Gaustad, Edwin S.
Neither King nor Prelate: Religion and the New Nation, 1776-1826
(September 7, 2017)

George, Nelson , Guest Editor; Daphne Carr, Series Editor
Best Music Writing 2008 (March 8, 2011)

Gerzema, John  and Lebar, Ed
The Brand Bubble: The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and
How to Avoid It
(March 26, 2011)

Gidé, Andre
The Immoralist (December 11, 2011)

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, trans. by Randall Jarell
Faust Part I (November 13, 2016)

Goffman, Erving
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life  (September 21, 2013)

Grafton, Sue
S is for Silence  (April 22, 2017)

Grant, James
Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond (September 5, 2010)

Gresham, William Lindsay
Nightmare Alley (July 12, 2011)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s,  A Library of America Volume)

Groopman,Jerome, M.D., Guest Editor, Tim Folger, Series Editor
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008 (August 27, 2014)

Guralnick, Peter
Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians (March 10, 2014)
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern
Dream of Freedom
(February 19, 2011)



Hacker, Andrew
The Math Myth and Other STEM Delusions (November 5, 2017)

Haddon, Mark
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (March 17, 2018)

Hamill, Pete
Why Sinatra Matters (March 1, 2013)

Hamilton, Alexander, Prof Joanne B. Freeman, ed.
Hamilton: Writings A Library of America Volume (June 16, 2014)

Handy, Charles
The Age of Unreason (October 7, 2010)

Hauptmann, Laurence M.
Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the
Rise of New York State
(March 13, 2011)

Heilbroner, Robert
Beyond Boom and Crash (June 6, 2015)

Hermes, Will
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire (May 30, 2012)

Hersey, John
Hiroshima, (May 31, 2020)

Hiaasen, Carl
Bad Monkey (October 3, 2021)
Double Whammy (November 27, 2016)
Razor Girl (April 26, 2020)
Skinny Dip (September 5, 2011)

Higgins, Denis
The Art of Writing Advertising:  Conversations
with Masters of the Craft (November 24, 2014)

Higgins, Jack
The President’s Daughter (March 15, 2020)

Highsmith, Patricia
The Talented Mr. Ripley (February 18, 2019)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, A Library of America Volume)

Himes, Chester
The Real Cool Killers (October 31, 2021)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, A Library of America Volume)

Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Strangers in their Own Land, Anger and Mourning on the American Right (July 9, 2017)

Hoffer, Eric
The Ordeal of Change (October 11, 2015)

Hofstadter, Richard
The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (paper)  (March 12, 2017)

Hornby, Nick
Fever Pitch (March 22, 2016)
Songbook (September 16, 2010)

Howells, William Dean
Indian Summer (March 27, 2016)

Huang, Yunte
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History (January 28, 2011)

Hughes, Holly (ed.)
Best Food Writing 2008 (July 30, 2017)

Hugo, Victor
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (December 15, 2019)



Irving, John
A Prayer for Owen Meany (January 18, 2015)

Irving, Washington
The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (December 8, 2019)



Jamison, Kay Redfield
(December 11, 2016)

Jenkins, Peter
Looking for Alaska (September 25, 2016)

Jones, Gerard
Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book (September 30, 2018)



Kahn, Roger
The Boys of Summer (August 2, 2012)

Karlsen, Carol F.
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England (August 30, 2020)

Kay, John
Other People’s Money (February 26, 2017)

Kellerman, Barbara
Leadership–It’s a System not a Person” (paper) June 27, 2017

Kelton, Stephanie
The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory  and the Rise of the People’s Economy (February 7, 2021)

Kemelman, Harry
That Day the Rabbi Left Town (November 21, 2021)

Kempton, Arthur
Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music (June 28, 2015)

Kempton, Murray
Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties (August 14, 2016)

Kesey, Ken
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest  (September 27, 2020)

Keynes, John Maynard
The Economic Consequences of the Peace  (October 9, 2016)

Klein, Naomi
No Logo (July 8, 2011)

Kolowitz, Alex
Never a City so Real: A Walk in Chicago (April 7, 2019)

Krakauer, Jon
Into the Wild (April 8, 2018)

Kurlansky, Mark
The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town  (February 27, 2011)



Laing, R.D.
The Politics of the Family (January 17, 2016)

Langewiesche, William
The Outlaw Sea: A  World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime (October 25, 2015)

Lao Tzu, Trans. by Stephen Addis & Stanley Lombardo
Tao Te Ching (April 17, 2016)

Larsen, Nella
Passing (February 5, 2018)

Lasch, Christopher
Haven in a Heartless World (January 16, 2012)

Lawrence, Mary Wells
A Big Life in Advertising (October 30, 2016)

LeCarre, John
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (December 6, 2015)

LeFêvre, Edwin
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (October 8, 2019)

Levin, Mark R.
Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s
Exploitation of Young People and the Future
(May 8, 2016)

Lewis, Bernard
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (June 24, 2018)

Lewis, C.S.
The Screwtape Letters (October 23, 2016)

Lewis, Michael
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (February 2, 2013)
Boomerang: Travels in the New World  (April 28, 2013)
Flash Boys (July 2, 2016)
Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity (November 25, 2020)

Liebling, A.J.
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris (March 27, 2013)

Lightman, Alan, Guest Editor; Jesse Cohen, Series Editor
The Best American Science Writing 2005

Lilla, Mark
The Once and Future Liberal: The End of Identity Politics (November 19, 2017)

Lodge, David
Paradise News (August 27, 2017)

Loomis, Susan Hermann
In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Cooking in France (July 26, 2015)

Richard Louv
Fly Fishing with Sharks (December 20, 2011)

Lowenstein, Roger
While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis (May 2, 2011)

Luce, Edwin
The Retreat of Western Liberalism (May 2, 2020)

Lutz, John
Tropical Heat (July 21, 2019)



McCaffrey, Lawrence J.
The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America (October 5, 2014)

McCoy, Horace
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (July 12, 2011)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s,  A Library of America Volume)

Macdonald, Helen
H is for Hawk (October 4, 2015)

McDonald, John
Strategy in Business, Poker and War (April 4, 2015)

McLean, Bethany and Nocera, Joe
All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (March 29, 2015)

McPhee, John
The Crofter and the Laird (May 13, 2018)
Oranges (July 28, 2019)

McWilliams, James E.
A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food
Shaped America (September 20, 2015)

Mantel, Hilary
Wolf Hall (March 6, 2016)

Marcus, Greil, Guest Editor; Daphne Carr, Series Editor
Best Music Writing 2009 (August 6, 2011)

Markopolos, Harry
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller (December 20, 2014)

Mayle, Peter
Provence From A to Z  (October 18, 2020)

Means, Howard
67 Shots (March 26, 2017)

Momaday, N. Scott
The Way to Rainy Mountain (October 28, 2018)

Mortimer, John
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (February 24, 2019)
Rumpole Rests His Case (July 23, 2017)

Mosley, Walter
Six Easy Pieces (October 14, 2018)

Murray, Albert
South to a Very Old Place (May 5, 2019)



Nafisi, Azar
Reading Lolita in Tehran (January 10, 2016)

Nasar, Sylvia
A Beautiful Mind (June 23, 2019)

Nemeth, Charlan
In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business (July 15, 2018)

Norris, Frank
The Pit (May 15, 2016)



O’Brien, Robert C.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (January 28, 2018)

O’ Hara, John
Appointment in Samarra (May 3, 2012)

Orlean, Susan
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (March 10, 2013)

Ortega y Gasset, José
The Revolt of the Masses (June 24, 2012)

Orwell, George
Down and Out in Paris and London (June 3, 2018)
The Road to Wigan Pier (August 13, 2011)

Ozick, Cynthia, Guest Editor; Atwan, Robert, Series Editor
The Best American Essays 1998 (June 14, 2020)



Pagels, Elaine
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (September 6, 2014)

Palacio, R.J.
Wonder (December 26, 2018)

Parker, Robert B.
Postshot (September 8, 2019)

Patterson, Scott
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered
Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
(March 27, 2012)

Paton, Alan
Cry the Beloved Country (December 13, 2020)

Philips, Kevin
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism (July 30, 2011)

Pinker, Steven, Guest Editor; Tim Folger, Series Editor
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 (September 13, 2015)

Posner, Richard A.
A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of ’08
and the Descent into Depression
(February 8, 2015)




Reeves, Richard V.
Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It (January 21, 2018)

Reinhart, Carmen M. & Rogoff, Kenneth S.
This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (February 14, 2016)

Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism Vol.1:  1959-1969, Vol. 2: 1969-1975
A Library of America Volume  (February 25, 2011)

Ronstadt, Linda
Sweet Dreams: A Musical Memoir (December 10, 2018)

Rose, Mike
The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker (March 15, 2012)

Ross, Alex,  Guest Editor; Carr, Daphne, Series Editor
Best Music Writing 2011 (September 23, 2018)

Ross, Ann B.
Miss Julia Stirs up Trouble (March 25, 2018)

Rosenzweig, Phil
The Halo Effect…and Eight Other Delusions that Deceive Managers* (March 22, 2011)
* Not a complete review

Roth, Philip (June 4, 2017)
Goodbye Columbus

Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (November 3, 2019)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (July 26, 2020)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (December 20, 2020)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (March 29, 2020)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (June 16, 2019)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (January 7, 2018)



Sacks, Oliver
Musicophilia (November 29, 2015)

Samuelson, Robert J.
The Great Inflation and its Aftermath (July 8, 2012)

Sanders, Michael S.
From Here You Can’t See Paris:
Seasons of a French Village and its Restaurant (February 28, 2014)

Sapolsky, Robert M.
The Trouble with Testosterone (November 1, 2015)

Sasse, Ben
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How To Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance (October 8, 2017)

Schor, Juliet B.
Plenitude: The Economics of True Wealth (August 16, 2014)

Scott, Alastair
Tracks Across Alaska: A Dog Sled Journey (January 14, 2018)

Seligman, Craig
Sontag & Kael: opposites Attract Me (December 10, 2017)

Shipler, David K.
The Working Poor: Invisible in America (October 10, 2012)

Silverstein, Michael J.
Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer (August 20, 2012)

Snyder, Timothy
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (December 2, 2018)

Sobel, Dava
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (Editor; Jesse Cohen, Series Editor,
October 11, 2011)
Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith,and Love  (April 5, 2013)

Sontag, Susan
Regarding the Pain of Others (December 4, 2016)

Starkman, Dean
The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis
and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (January 26, 2014)

Steinbeck, John
Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War (March 1, 2015)
The Long Valley (December 1, 2019)

Stewart, James B.
Tangled Webs (January 30, 2017)

Stewart, Matthew
The Management Myth:
Why the Experts Keep Getting it Wrong (March 9, 2014)

Sykes, Charles J
How the Right Lost its Mind (October 21, 2018)



Thomas, Lewis
The Lives of a Cell (September 9, 2011)

Thompson, Hunter S.
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (January 13, 2019)
The Rum Diary (April 19, 2015)

Thompson, Jim
The Killer Inside Me (January 20, 2019)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, A Library of America Volume)

Thompson, Wright, Guest Editor; Glenn Stout, Series Editor
Best American Sports Writing 2015 (June 12, 2016)

Tolinski, Brad
Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page (January 17, 2013)

Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Hobbit (October 1, 2017)

Trevor, William
Miss Gomez and the Brethren (November 25, 2018)

Trillin, Calvin
Family Man (August 28, 2011)
Too Soon to Tell (September 18, 2016)

Truss, Lynn
Talk to the Hand (April 30, 2017)

Twain, Mark
Historical Romances: The Prince and the Pauper / A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court / Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc  A Library of America Volume (November 16, 2011)
Pudd’n’head Wilson (December 26, 2014)

Tyler, Anne
A Patchwork Planet (August 6, 2017)
Back When we Were Grownups (November 17, 2019)




Vincent, Isabel
Dinner with Edward (January 8, 2017)

Virgil, trans. by Fitzgerald, Robert
The Aeneid (September 21, 2014)

Voltaire (François Marie Arouet)
Candide and Other Stories (January 31, 2021)

Vonnegut, Jr. Kurt
A Man Without a Country (October 1, 2016)
Slapstick (or Lonesome No More) (September 14, 2018)



American Hookup (May 7, 2017)

Walker, Charles F.
The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (August 7, 2016)

Wallace. Benjamin
The Billionaire’s Vinegar (January 13, 2012)

Waugh, Evelyn
The End of the Battle (August 30, 2015)

Wambaugh, Joseph
The Onion Field (April 19, 2020)

Warren, Robert Penn
The Legacy of the Civil War: Meditations on the Centennial (November 1, 2020)

Weitzman, David
A Subway for New York (March 3, 2019)

Wells, Ken
Floating Off The Page: The Best Stories from the Wall Street Journal’s
“Middle Column” (November 7, 2021)

Wenner, Jann S. and Levy, Joe, Editors
The Rolling Stone Interviews (November 28, 2014)

Wharton, Edith
The Glimpses of the Moon (April 14, 2019)
A Son at the Front (August 18, 2019)

White, G. Edward
The Constitution and the New Deal (September 30, 2014)

White, Randy Wayne
Caribbean Rim (July 22, 2018)
Dead Silence (August 20, 217)
Mangrove Lightning (February 21, 2021)
Night Vision (January 3, 2016)

Willeford, Charles
Pick-up (January 3, 2021)
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, A Library of America Volume)

Wills, Gary
The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis  (May 31, 2015)

Winchester, Simon
The Man Who Loved China (February 14, 2021)

Wodehouse, P.G.
Very Good, Jeeves (March 15, 2015)
How Right You Are, Jeeves (October 22, 2017)

Wolfe, Tom
I Am Charlotte Simmons (May 14, 2017)

Wood, Gordon S.
The American Revolution (October 23, 2012)

Woodward, Bob
The Price of Politics (December 7, 2014)

Woolrich, Cornell
I Married a Dead Man (July 12, 2011)
Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s  A Library of America Volume

Wouk, Herman
Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year Old Author (May 22, 2016)



Xenophon (trans. by Hugh Tredennick)
Memoirs of Socrates & The Symposium (December 13, 2015)



Young, James Webb
A Technique for Producing Ideas (November 8, 2015)



Zander, Roasamund Stone and Zander, Benjamin
The Art of Possibility (April 5, 2020)

Zola, Emile
Nana (August 2, 2014)


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