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Best Books of February 2012

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1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
by Katherine Boo
4.3 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)
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Random House
February 7, 2012
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“A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York“This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary ... Read more

2. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
4.7 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)
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Other Press
January 31, 2012
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“[The Art of Hearing Heartbeats] is a love story set in Burma…imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism…Fans of Nicholas Sparks and/or Elizabeth Gilbert should eat this up.” —Kirkus Reviews“An epic narrative that requires…a large box of tissues.” —Publishers Weekly “Sweetly tragic.” —Library Journal“No matter what I even attempt to ... Read more

3. The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers - and the Coming Cashless Society
The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers - and the Coming Cashless Society
by David Wolman

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Da Capo Press
February 14, 2012
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Kirkus Reviews, 1/15/12“Alternating between in-depth reporting and personal rumination, Wired contributing editor Wolman tries to figure out what a cashless society would mean and whether it is an idea whose time has come…He has plenty of thoughts about what could replace physical money, but he is wise enough to ... Read more

4. The Beggar's Opera
The Beggar's Opera
by Peggy Blair
4.3 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
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Penguin Canada
February 7, 2012
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I have a penchant for smart, dark, literary crime fiction, and The Beggar's Opera is all of that: an excellent book. - Allan Guthrie, author of Two Way Split... Read more

5. Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
by Toby Lester
5.0 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
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Free Press
February 7, 2012
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"Every once in a while that rare book comes along that is not only wonderfully written and utterly compelling but... Read more

6. The Carpenter: A Novel
The Carpenter: A Novel
by Matt Lennox
5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
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HarperCollins Canada Ltd
February 28, 2012
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?A masterful novel about crime, our need for atonement, the harsh price of loyalty and the search for family love, powerful and engrossing.? ? DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS ()... Read more

7. The Snow Child: A Novel
The Snow Child: A Novel
by Eowyn Ivey
4.6 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
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Reagan Arthur Books
February 1, 2012
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"If Willa Cather and Gabriel Garcia Marquez had collaborated on a book, THE SNOW CHILD would be it. It is a remarkable accomplishment -- a combination of the most delicate, ethereal, fairytale magic and the harsh realities of homesteading in the Alaskan wi... Read more

8. Indian Horse
Indian Horse
by Richard Wagamese
4.7 out of 5 stars (59 customer reviews)
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January 27, 2012
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"Richard Wagamese is a born storyteller." (Louise Erdrich, author of Shadow Tag 2011-11-30)"Wagamese writes with brutal clarity... [and] finds alleviating balance through magical legend." (Globe & Mail 2011-11-30)"Wagamese is capable of true grace on the page." (Winnipeg Free Press 2011-11-30)"Richard Wagamese is a national treasure." (Joseph Boyden, author of ... Read more



Editor's Picks for Young Readers

Browse our picks for the best books this month for children, middle graders, and teens.

Wonder

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers. I... Read more
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And Then It's Spring

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all... Read more
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Graffiti Moon

Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find... Read more
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