The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

This was one of those books that lingered on my Kindle forever and a day. It just always terrified my with its bulk. And for a book to do that on Kindle it really has to be long. Two years ago I read How To Be Alone, Franzen's collection of essays. And I really enjoyed …

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Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and The Parting of Friends – Anne Applebaum

This is my first book by Anne Applebaum. She is a journalist and historian, but this one is certainly written more from a journalistic perspective. What drew me to this book is the fact that Applebaum is closely associated with Poland (her husband was at some point a Minister for Foreign Affairs in Poland). So …

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