Top 10 Books of the 2013 by The Washington Post™

Top 10 Books of the 2013 by The Washington Post™

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Title: Drink

As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, interviews with leading researchers, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissecting the psychological, social, and industry ...
Author(s): Ann Dowsett Johnston
ISBN 13: 9780062241795
Pages: 320
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Title: Book of Ages

A portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, reveals how she was, like her brother, a passionate reader, gifted writer, and shrewd political commentator who made insightful observations about early America.
Author(s): Jill Lepore
ISBN 13: 9780307958341
Pages: 442
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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: The Guns at Last Light

The final volume of the trilogy chronicling the Allied victory in Western Europe brings to life the brutal struggles in Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge to the freeing of Paris, as experienced by participants from every level of the ...
Author(s): Rick Atkinson
ISBN 13: 9780805062908
Pages: 877
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Title: Thank You for Your Service

An award-winning staff writer for The Washington Post discusses the hardships faced by soldiers who have come home from service by following the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion originally depicted in his book The Good Soldiers. 100,000 ...
Author(s): David Finkel
ISBN 13: 9780374180669
Pages: 256
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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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Title: How the Light Gets In

Struggling to maintain the Homicide group during the holiday season in the wake of interdepartmental estrangements, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache quietly investigates the disappearance of a once-famous mad poet while seeking a safe haven ...
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN 13: 9780312655471
Pages: 405
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Title: The Son

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the ...
Author(s): Philipp Meyer
ISBN 13: 9780062120397
Pages: 576
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Title: The Woman Upstairs

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Emperor's Children," a brilliant new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and betrayed by passion and desire for a world beyond her own set in Cambridge, ...
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN 13: 9780307596901
Pages: 253
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