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berg, lindbergh
berman, central park
bird & sherwin, american prometheus
bordewich, washington
brinnin, the sway of the grand saloon
derickson, dangerously sleepy
dieterich-ward, beyond rust
estabrook, tomatoland
fehrenbacher, the dred scott case
fernández-armesto, amerigo
ferris, star-spangled banner
fountain, billy lynn's long halftime walk
freinkel, plastic
gidley, photography and the usa
gillespie, finding amelia
hannickel, empire of vines
howard, from main street to mall
kazin, a godly hero
mckibben, deep economy
marcosson, original sin
moneyhon, edmund j. davis of texas
okrent, last call
olson, those angry days
peiss, zoot suit
sandweiss, passing strange
savage, the commitment
sernett, harriet tubman
shapiro, julia child
steinberg, gotham unbound
thoreau, walden
tobin & dobard, hidden in plain view
tomsky, heads in beds
woods, beyond the architect's eye
yellin, your call is (not that) important to us


bailey, vermeer
batchelor, chromophobia
curtis, disarmed
delue, george inness and the science of landscape
de treviño, i, juan de pareja
gidley, photography and the usa
gilman & gross, drawing dialogues
gualdoni, the history of the nude
herriman, krazy & ignatz 1916-1918
michaelis, schulz and peanuts
moore, why we build
morris, believing is seeing
nairne, art theft and the case of the stolen turners
ritchin, bending the frame
schwartz, ed ruscha's los angeles
taylor, various small books
wilson, how to read contemporary art
woods, beyond the architect's eye


edmonds & eidinow, bobby fischer goes to war
fernández-armesto, amerigo
golden, children and childhood in classical athens
greenblatt, the swerve
larson, in the garden of beasts
meyer, the year that changed the world
minnis, from eden to eternity
moore, why we build
petroski, the toothpick
renan, vie de jésus
schiff, cleopatra
sundman, the flight of the eagle
toner, the day commodus killed a rhino
wenke, the ancient egyptian state
westbrook, ex oriente lex
wickham, the inheritance of rome
woolf, rome



apple (janik)
banana (koeppel)
banana (piatti-farnell)
beef (piatti-farnell)
brandy (epstein)
bread (rubel)
cake (humble)
caviar (fletcher)
champagne (epstein)
cheese (dalby)
chocolate (moss & badenoch)
cocktails (carlin)
curry (sen)
currywurst, die entdeckung der (timm)
dates (nasrallah)
doughnut (hunwick)
dumplings (gallani)
eggs (toops)
fats (phillipov)
figs (sutton)
food, in defense of (pollan)
game (lee)
gin (solmonson)
hamburger (smith)
herbs (allen)
hot dog (kraig)
ice cream (weiss)
lamb (yarvin)
lemon (sonneman)
lobster (king)
lobster (townsend)
melon (lovegren)
milk (velten)
mushroom (bertelsen)
nuts (albala)
offal (edwards)
[olive oil] extra virginity (mueller)
onions and garlic [jay]
oranges (hyman)
oyster (stott)
pancake (albala)
pecans (manaster)
pie (clarkson)
pineapple (o'connor)
pizza (helstosky)
[pork] pig (mizelle)
pork (rogers)
potato (smith)
pudding (quinzio)
rice (marton)
rum (foss)
salmon (coates)
salmon (mink)
sandwich (wilson)
sauces (tebben)
sausage (allen)
season to taste (birnbaum)
soup (clarkson)
spices (czarra)
sugar (smith)
taste for war, a (davis)
tea (saberi)
tequila (williams)
tomatoland (estabrook)
truffle (nowak)
vodka (herlihy)
water (miller)
whiskey (kosar)
wine (millon)


an na, a step from heaven
baum, the road to oz
blume, forever
chambers, postcards from no man's land
choldenko, al capone shines my shoes
collins, the hunger games
cormier, the chocolate war
crutcher, chinese handcuffs
dodge, hans brinker
hinton, the outsiders
johnson, the first part last
mafi, shatter me
pullman, clockwork
rockwood, bomba the jungle boy
rosoff, how i live now
roth, divergent
rowling, harry potter and the deathly hallows
rowling, harry potter and the half-blood prince
ruiz zafón, el palacio de la medianoche
salinger, the catcher in the rye
yang, american born chinese

language & literature

baker, the atoms of language
bayard, le hors-sujet
bayard, how to talk about books you haven't read
bayard, how to talk about places you've never been
bayard, le plagiat par anticipation
blum, my word
bruns, why literature?
erard, babel no more
everett, don't sleep, there are snakes
farrell, latin language and latin culture
fox, pretentiousness
garvía, esperanto and its rivals
goulet, legacies of the rue morgue
howard & robillard: pluralizing plagiarism
kenneally, the first word
landy, how to do things with fictions
moll, cryptogram-a-day book
okrent, in the land of invented languages
pinker, the stuff of thought
reynolds & wilson: scribes and scholars
sanders, german
wyllie, vladimir nabokov



addonizio, what is this thing called love
dante, inferno
dante, purgatorio
dante, paradiso
ferris, star-spangled banner
finch, calendars
jordan, m-a-c-n-o-l-i-a
ovid's erotic poems


alexander, the crossover
almond, against football
bascomb, the perfect mile
century, barney ross
crutcher, chinese handcuffs
echenoz, courir
feinstein, a good walk spoiled
fountain, billy lynn's long halftime walk
mcdonagh & pappano, playing with the boys
riess, the sport of kings and the kings of crime
toner, the day commodus killed a rhino



austen, persuasion
bainbridge, a quiet life
balzac, le colonel chabert
barbery, the elegance of the hedgehog
barnes, the sense of an ending
benson, queen lucia
boccaccio, decameron
brooks, people of the book
carr, a month in the country
dickens, bleak house
dickens, great expectations
dickens, martin chuzzlewit
echenoz, caprice de la reine
echenoz, courir
echenoz, des éclairs
echenoz, envoyée spéciale
echenoz, ravel
ennis & dillon, preacher gone to texas
ferreira de castro, o senhor dos navegantes
gardam, old filth
goncharov, oblomov
goncharov, the precipice
goolrick, a reliable wife
grimbert, un secret
griner, collectors
homer, odyssey
hugo, les travailleurs de la mer
indriði, taxi 79 ab station
james, fifty shades of grey
kadare, the palace of dreams
kadare, twilight of the eastern gods
keller, jackpot
kirkman, march to war
krauss, the history of love
kunzru, transmission
kurkov, death and the penguin
laxness, the fish can sing
levi, the jewish husband
mcewan, on chesil beach
maugham, the razor's edge
miéville, perdido street station
murakami, 1Q84
murakami, colorless tsukuru tazaki
murakami, sputnik sweetheart
murgia, accabadora
nabokov, le guetteur
oksanen, purge
ovid, metamorphoses
paasilinna, la cavale du géomètre
paasilinna, le fils du dieu de l'orage
paasilinna, la forêt des renards pendus
paasilinna, the howling miller
paasilinna, petits suicides entre amis
paasilinna, prisonniers du paradis
paasilinna, the year of the hare
proust, à la recherche du temps perdu
rash, the cove
robinson, gilead
saramago, all the names
scliar, max e os felinos
simenon, le confessional
simenon, le coup de vague
simenon, le déménagement
simenon, la maison des sept jeunes filles
simenon, la mort d'auguste
spark, the ballad of peckham rye
swift, tomorrow
steinbeck, in dubious battle
stendhal, la chartreuse de parme
toussaint, l'appareil-photo
toussaint, faire l'amour
toussaint, fuir
toussaint, monsieur
toussaint, nue
toussaint, la réticence
toussaint, la salle de bain
toussaint, la télévision
toussaint, la vérité sur marie
trollope, the prime minister
trollope, the vicar of bullhampton
trollope, the way we live now
vaughan & guerra, y: the last man
virgil, aeneid
whitehead, apex hides the hurt
whitehead, sag harbor
winterson, lighthousekeeping
yates, revolutionary road
yrsa, geisterfjord
zola, l'assommoir
zola, au bonheur des dames
zola, la fortune des rougon