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berg, lindbergh
berman, central park
bird & sherwin, american prometheus
bordewich, washington
brinnin, the sway of the grand saloon
cottom, lower ed
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
kraig, a rich and fertile land
mckibben, deep economy
marcosson, original sin
moneyhon, edmund j. davis of texas
okrent, last call
olson, those angry days
peiss, zoot suit
petroski, the road taken
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

art & architecture

auping, frank stella
bailey, vermeer
barnett, alexei jawlensky
batchelor, chromophobia
bishop, bridge
burke & grosvenor, school
curtis, disarmed
delue, george inness and the science of landscape
de treviño, i, juan de pareja
ghirardo, italy
gidley, photography and the usa
gilman & gross, drawing dialogues
gioni & bell, the keeper
gualdoni, the history of the nude
hahn, the reliquary effect
herriman, krazy & ignatz 1916-1918
lloyd & heller, munch and expressionism
michaelis, schulz and peanuts
moore, why we build
morazzoni, the invention of truth
morris, believing is seeing
nairne, art theft and the case of the stolen turners
ritchin, bending the frame
schwartz, ed ruscha's los angeles
scott, georgia o'keeffe
taylor, various small books
wilson, how to read contemporary art
woods, beyond the architect's eye
zervigón, photography and germany


bogucki, the barbarians
bruck, chi ti ama così
bruck, letter to my mother
edmonds & eidinow, bobby fischer goes to war
fernández-armesto, amerigo
fox, the riddle of the labyrinth
fritze, egyptomania
golden, children and childhood in classical athens
greenblatt, the swerve
hahn, the reliquary effect
harbison, ruins and fragments
jenkins, keeping their marbles
larson, in the garden of beasts
meyer, the year that changed the world
minnis, from eden to eternity
renan, vie de jésus
schiff, cleopatra
sundman, the flight of the eagle
thomas, the return of curiosity
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)
barbecue (deutsch & elias)
beef (piatti-farnell)
beer (smith)
brandy (epstein)
bread (rubel)
cake (humble)
caviar (fletcher)
champagne (epstein)
cheese (dalby)
chillies (anderson)
chocolate (moss & badenoch)
cocktails (carlin)
corn (jones)
curry (sen)
currywurst, die entdeckung der (timm)
dates (nasrallah)
doughnut (hunwick)
dumplings (gallani)
edible flowers (kirker & newman)
eggs (toops)
fats (phillipov)
figs (sutton)
food, in defense of (pollan)
game (lee)
gin (solmonson)
hamburger (smith)
herbs (allen)
herring (hunt)
honey (long)
hot dog (kraig)
ice cream (weiss)
lamb (yarvin)
lemon (sonneman)
lobster (king)
lobster (townsend)
melon (lovegren)
milk (velten)
moonshine (kosar)
mushroom (bertelsen)
nuts (albala)
offal (edwards)
[olive oil] extra virginity (mueller)
onions and garlic [jay]
oranges (hyman)
oyster (stott)
oyster (tillie)
pancake (albala)
pasta and noodles (shelke)
pecans (manaster)
pie (clarkson)
pineapple (o'connor)
pizza (helstosky)
pomegranate (stone)
[pork] pig (mizelle)
pork (rogers)
potato (smith)
pudding (quinzio)
rice (marton)
rice and baguette (lien)
rich and fertile land, a (kraig)
rum (foss)
salad (weinraub)
salmon (coates)
salmon (mink)
sandwich (wilson)
sauces (tebben)
sausage (allen)
season to taste (birnbaum)
seaweed (o'connor)
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
fleischman, phineas gage
hinton, the outsiders
johnson, the first part last
mafi, shatter me
pullman, clockwork
pullman & fordham, the adventures of john blake
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
fox, the riddle of the labyrinth
garvía, esperanto and its rivals
goulet, legacies of the rue morgue
hart, gabriel garcía márquez
howard & robillard: pluralizing plagiarism
kenneally, the first word
kristof, l'analphabète
lahiri, in altre parole
landy, how to do things with fictions
moll, cryptogram-a-day book
okrent, in the land of invented languages
o'toole, hemingway didn't say that
pinker, the stuff of thought
reynolds & wilson: scribes and scholars
sanders, german
wilson, jorge luis borges
wyllie, vladimir nabokov



addonizio, what is this thing called love
dante, inferno
dante, purgatorio
dante, paradiso
dylan, the essential bob dylan
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
catozzella, don't tell me you're afraid
century, barney ross
crutcher, chinese handcuffs
echenoz, courir
feinstein, a good walk spoiled
fountain, billy lynn's long halftime walk
gwynne, the perfect pass
mcdonagh & pappano, playing with the boys
riess, the sport of kings and the kings of crime
toner, the day commodus killed a rhino



aleramo, a woman
austen, persuasion
autissier, soudain, seuls
bainbridge, a quiet life
balzac, le colonel chabert
barbery, the elegance of the hedgehog
barbey d'aurevilly, l'ensorcelée
barnes, the sense of an ending
benson, queen lucia
boccaccio, decameron
bordes, le voleur de bonbons
brooks, people of the book
calvino, if on a winter's night a traveler
camilleri, la cappella di famiglia
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, lac
echenoz, ravel
eliot, daniel deronda
ennis & dillon, preacher gone to texas
ferreira de castro, o senhor dos navegantes
féval, le loup blanc
gardam, old filth
goethe, the sorrows of young werther
goncharov, oblomov
goncharov, the precipice
goolrick, a reliable wife
grimbert, un secret
griner, collectors
holberg, niels klim's journey under the ground
homer, odyssey
hugo, les travailleurs de la mer
indriði, taxi 79 ab station
iwaszkiewicz, the birch grove
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
lakhous, clash of civilizations over an elevator in piazza vittorio
lakhous, dispute over a very italian piglet
lakhous, divorce islamic style
lakhous, the prank of the good little virgin of via ormea
laxness, the fish can sing
laxness, independent people
levi, the jewish husband
mcewan, on chesil beach
manzoni, the betrothed
maraini, the silent duchess
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
preston, the dig
proust, à la recherche du temps perdu
prus, the doll
rash, the cove
robinson, gilead
rucka, wonder woman: the hiketeia
saramago, all the names
scliar, max e os felinos
simenon, les anneaux de bicêtre
simenon, le confessional
simenon, le coup de vague
simenon, le déménagement
simenon, la fuite de monsieur monde
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
whitehead, the underground railroad
winterson, lighthousekeeping
yates, revolutionary road
yrsa, geisterfjord
zola, l'assommoir
zola, au bonheur des dames
zola, la fortune des rougon


ackerman, the tetris effect
bird & sherwin, american prometheus
boast, the machine in the ghost
brox, brilliant
freinkel, plastic
langewiesche, the outlaw sea
lasbury, the realization of star trek technologies
moore, why we build
petroski, the toothpick
rathje & murphy, rubbish
reich, plastic fantastic
steinberg, gotham unbound
votolato, car
zervigón, photography and germany