Best of 2013 - Book List by Publisher Weekly™

Best of 2013 - Book List by Publisher Weekly™

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Title: Sea of Hooks

Narrates the interior monologue of Christopher Westall, the only child of an eccentric mother and distant father who struggles to deal with his mother's suicide and tries to find peace when he meets an older man who acts as his mentor.
Author(s): Lindsay Hill
ISBN 13: 9781620540060
Pages: 348
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Title: Going Clear

Examines the Church of Scientology; discusses the esoteric cosmology, the auditing process for determining an inductee's state of being, and the Bridge for Total Freedom; and details how the church pursues celebrities.
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
ISBN 13: 9780307745309
Pages: 538
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Title: Dirty Wars

Presents an exposâe of secret war programs being conducted behind the scenes of the War on Terror, revealing the human consequences of night raids, drone strikes, and other unofficial "dirty-war" tactics.
Author(s): Jeremy Scahill
ISBN 13: 9781568586717
Pages: 642
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Title: Men We Reaped

“We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped ...
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN 13: 9781608195213
Pages: 272
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Title: The People in the Trees

Joining an anthropologist's 1950 expedition to discover a lost tribe on a remote Micronesian island, a young doctor investigates and proves a theory that the tribe's considerable longevity is linked to a rare turtle, a finding that brings ...
Author(s): Hanya Yanagihara
ISBN 13: 9780385536776
Pages: 368
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Title: Lost Girls

"A literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five "Craigslist" prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York Magazine cover story"--
Author(s): Robert Kolker
ISBN 13: 9780062183637
Pages: 399
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Title: Miss Anne in Harlem

While the history of this African-American awakening has been widely explored, one chapter remains untold: the story of a group of women collectively dubbed "Miss Anne.
Author(s): Carla Kaplan
ISBN 13: 9780060882389
Pages: 544
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Title: The Silence and the Roar

Fathi Chin, a writer whose work has been banned by the authoritarian government, gets caught in a bureaucratic labyrinth when his identification papers are taken after he attempts to help a student being beaten by police.
Author(s): Nihād Sīrīs
ISBN 13: 9781590516454
Pages: 154
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Title: The Good Lord Bird

Fleeing her violent master at the side of legendary abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-19th-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the historic raid on Harpers ...
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN 13: 9781594486340
Pages: 417
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Title: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

In December 2004 in a rural village in Chechnya, failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized eight-year-old daughter of a man abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him ...
Author(s): Anthony Marra
ISBN 13: 9780770436421
Pages: 396
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