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Our Guide To 2014’s Great Reads

Use the filters below to explore some 250 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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“Another Man's War is riveting. It's an extraordinary story, well-researched and beautifully told — but not about the World War II you might know. Barnaby Phillips ...”
Read Ofeibea Quist-Arcton's full recommendation »
Another Man's War: The Story Of A Burma Boy In Britain's Forgotten Army
“When journalist Walter Kirn discovers that his friend of 15 years, a man he knew as Clark Rockefeller (wealthy, powerfully connected and, yes, one of the Rockefellers) ...”
Read Jeff Rogers' full recommendation »
Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder, A Mystery, And A Masquerade
“I buy one wall calendar every year, and every year it's the same kind: reproductions of old maps from the Age of Exploration. I love them for their beauty, for the ...”
Read Ina Jaffe's full recommendation »
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story Of An Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
“With its deep insight into the Mexican musician who usually lets his music speak for itself, this book is a Carlos Santana fan's dream. Here, finally, the guitarist ...”
Read Felix Contreras' full recommendation »
The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light
“Well aware that memory and identity rarely follow a linear path, Thomas Page McBee attempts to answer the question, "What does it really mean to be a man? ...”
Read Saeed Jones' full recommendation »
Man Alive: A True Story Of Violence, Forgiveness And Becoming A Man

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