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Power & Civility (The Civilizing Process, Vol. 2)
Norbert Elias, Edmund F.N. Jephcott
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
Paul Theroux
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel
Alain de Botton

Hardboiled and Hard Luck

Hardboiled and Hard Luck - Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich For me, this book is very much similar to "Kitchen"--two separate novellas which are somehow related. They are both lightly written yet hit the reader strong. I love Yoshimoto's clear prose that show us characters who keep their emotions in check, and yet manage to transcend and redeem themselves, all the while serving as guides for our own liberation.