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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Rough Guide to Alaska - Paul Whitfield,  Rough Guides I read this in 2010 in anticipation of a 2011 trip north. As is the norm for my wife and me, we like to read through several books on our target destinations as we attempt to put together an itinerary. The Rough Guide was extremely valuable for this. One thing about the Rough Guides is that they offer sage advice for those on a modest or very modest budget, and favor those with an affection for camping and hiking. Sadly, that does my old bones little good, but there is plenty of information in the book to warrant its inclusion in the library of anyone planning a trip to number 49. And if I had to pick one, among the several guides I have read, it would be this one. I would suggest, however, checking for the latest update. As of this writing (July 2010) the 2007 version is their latest.