Best of Books 2014

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Book Lists:

Wendy Bartlett

Fiction:

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

You’ll Enjoy it When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor selected by Margaret Drabble

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Non-Fiction

The Age of Ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China by Evan Osnos

Deep Down Dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Héctor Tobar

No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state by Glenn Greenwald

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist

The Good Spy: the Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird

Bob Ethington

Fiction:

Michel Faber: THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS

Karl Ove Knausgaard: MY STRUGGLE – Book Three

Phil Klay: REDPLOYMENT – Stories

Marilynne Robinson: LILA

Ben Lerner: 10:04

Non-Fiction:

Hermione Lee: PENELOPE FITZGERALD – A LIFE

Jeff Hobbs: THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE

Roz Chast: CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?

Rick Perlstein: THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE – THE FALL OF NIXON AND THE RISE OF REAGAN

Naomi Klein: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING – CAPITALISM VS THE CLIMATE

Suzanne DeGaetano

Fiction:

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

How to be Both by Ali Smith

World War 3 Anthology: the illustrated social/political magazine from ex-Clevelanders Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman.

Non-Fiction

Thrown by Kerry Howley

Factory Man by Beth Macy

Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kohlbert

The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson

Listener Suggestions

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Martian by Andy Weir

Guests: 

Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Suzanne DeGaetano, Macs Backs

Bob Ethington, Akron/Summit County Public Library

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