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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

After the Apocalypse: Stories

After the Apocalypse - Maureen F. McHugh As the publisher's weekly (or somebody) wrote, fierce, wry, start, beautiful stories. This was my first foray into Ms. McHugh's writing, but I promise, it won't be my last. This book is a collection of several stories, unrelated to each other other than that many (but not all) have some kind of calamity as a theme. I read short stories fairly often and rarely have I encountered an author who can bring the kind of narrative balance and depth to a story without the endless pastures and fields of a full length novel. She creates little worlds, believable and complete, like ships in a bottle, and after completion, corks each world up and places it on it's shelf next to the others. Highly recommended!