Our Favorite Books for the Smart Set

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The Sense of an Ending Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307957122
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf - October 5th, 2011

This brilliant Booker Prize winning novel follows a man who is uninterested in his own past - until it comes back to haunt him. Harrowing and suspenseful, this novel can be read in just one sitting or savored over and over again.

True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375712012
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Published: Knopf - November 1st, 2011

This hilarious sequel to Birnbauch’s iconic The Official Preppy Handbook examines how prep culture has adapted to our contemporary world. Sure to illicit a knowing giggle from a blue-blood you know and love.

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307265722
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Published: Knopf - August 9th, 2011

From the author of the smash hit 1491 comes this fascinating, paradigm-shifting examination of the Columbian Exchange - an unprecedented movement of biological species, power, and wealth between the New World and the Old that Mann posits was the most important biological event since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Designs: The Sketches, Plans, and Drawings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780847835706
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Published: Rizzoli - October 4th, 2011

By far the most comprehensive study available of Wright’s unparalleled drawings, plans, designs and sketches,. Beautiful and engaging enough for the casual enthusiast and detailed enough for the most serious scholar of architecture and design.

Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997-2000 (LOA #220): American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain (Library of America Philip Roth Edition #7) Cover Image
By Philip Roth, Ross Miller (Editor)
ISBN: 9781598531039
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Published: Library of America - September 29th, 2011

Roth should be required reading for all Americans, especially for all American academics. Urbane, keenly observant, and beautifully written, these three novels present Roth at the height of his powers.

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