Nonfiction

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John Currin

Rating: 4
One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin's influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid-20th century.
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Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings

Rating: 4
This limited edition artist's book, published on the occasion of the recent exhibition "Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings," explores the paintings and related newsprint collages executed by the artist over the last seven years.
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Roy Lichtenstein: Girls

Rating: 4
In the summer of 1961, Lichtenstein embarked on a series of iconic images of women, taken directly from newspaper clippings and the romance comic books prevalent in post-war America.
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Richard Wright

Rating: 4
An extensive monograph surveying the recent major works of artist Richard Wright, this fully illustrated publication presents Wright's exquisite paintings and drawings.
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Zeitoun

Rating: 4.5
Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores the protagonist's roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy--an American who converted to Islam--and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Reviewed by IR Staff
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All American:The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta

Rating: 4
Featuring stunning photography, All-American is a compendium of the designers' most incredible projects.
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The Frugal Oenophile's Winegrape Primer

Rating: 4
A pocket-sized primer that covers nearly 300 grapes and wine styles, including a short profile of the grape, its history, its sensory characteristics, plus food-matching suggestions.
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Accidental Lessons

Rating: 3.5
A memoir by Chicago journalist David W. Berner is a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery.
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Empty Bottle Moments

Rating: 4
World-class chef and restauranteur Clive Berkman shares recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts with an emphasis on creating a low stress dining experience.
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Think Green!

Rating: 4
A colorfully illustrated book that introduces and educates our youngest generation on ways they can think and act green.
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The Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide

Rating: 4
Packed with over 100 recipes to helps readers lose weight, increase energy levels and improve overall health.
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Horsegod: Collected Poems

Rating: 3.5
A shocking, powerful collection of poetry in which the author tells his life story in exquisite verse.
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Joy Writing

Rating: 4.5
A how-to guide for aspiring writers that ends up containing none of the prescriptive rules and one-size-fits-all advice so often associated with the genre.
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A Guide to My Record Collection

Rating: 4.5
A book about rock and roll written by a fan, not a critic and "one of the most enjoyable trips through rock and roll I've had in a long time."
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Memories of the Little Elephant

Rating: 4
A charming tale, boldly illustrated, depicting the story of African people and their journey across the world.