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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
How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess-Mastery Course - Jeremy Silman I very much enjoyed the endgame section in How to Reassess Your Chess. Believe it or not, despite the fact that I'd been playing chess for over 15 years, I knew next to nothing about how to win an endgame or how to force the opponent to play exactly as you want. This book was a real revelation for me, as it was written simply, not couched in that interminable, undecipherable chess lingo that the old masters often used.

The rest of the book is very typically chess-y, but the endgame section alone is enough to warrant four stars.