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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Holy Bible: New International Version - Anonymous This isn't a 4-star work; it's a 4-star translation.

The NIV is basically the standard Biblical translation. I suspect the vast majority of people use it today (the King James having likely fallen out of favour with the younger crowd), and it stands up to such scrutiny. It is, of course, not without its problems. I find that the NASB, the Amplified Bible and the NLT translate some passages in a different and arguably better way. Also, with the NIV's popularity, I bet some of the verses have grown stale with repetition. It's always nice to read a new translation and look at passages in different ways.

But the NIV is pretty solid.