Monthly Archives: November 2009

The City & the City by China Mieville

If you’re looking for something off the beaten track in a mystery, then you should definitely give The City & the City by China Miéville a try. This quasi science fiction police procedural takes place in two fictional cities, Beszel … Continue reading

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Where Men Win Glory: the Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Despite a million dollar football contract, his engagement to his high school sweetheart, and the opposition of his family, after 9/11 Pat Tillman felt it necessary to put his life on hold and join the fight against al-Qaeda. When asked … Continue reading

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Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer

When Novella Carpenter and boyfriend Bill move from Seattle to Oakland, they choose their apartment for its cast of eccentric neighbors and the empty lot behind the building. In short order, Novella has taken over the lot, not only with … Continue reading

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