Slate Staff's Favorite Books

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May 30 2012 5:05 PM

Slate Staff's Favorite Books

Top reads from Slate staffers.

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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel. “The most important book of the last 25 years,” says culture critic June Thomas.










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Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, is a huge staff fave.












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Away by Amy Bloom












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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach












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Eminent Victorians, by Lytton Strachey, is the greatest book of the 20th century, at least according to Slate editor David Plotz.












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1861 by Adam Goodheart












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Blood Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton











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Last of the Live Nude Girls by Sheila McClear











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The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin













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Open City by Teju Cole












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Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi












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Hotel Theory by Wayne Koestenbaum or anything else by him.












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In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer












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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado, a unique portrait of a Jewish Egypt since lost, says Slatest writer Rachael Levy.