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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia
David E. Hoffman
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Arun Gandhi, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller
Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
Taylor Branch
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
Paul A. Johnsgard
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Robin D.G. Kelley
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese
Starry River of the Sky - Grace Lin Grace Lin's novels are really in their own space. There's a kind of magic in the way she works the larger story together with traditional stories and her own original paintings. Beyond that, they're just wonderfully written, beautifully woven stories, filled with interesting characters and gripping moments. The kids loved hearing this (and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, before), and I really enjoyed reading it with them. The story just rings in your ears, and fades very slowly, and it's a really nice space to be in.