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Maclean’s books: Your weekend reading awaits

This week’s reviews: An engineering marvel gone horribly wrong, Wall Street’s post-crash recruits, and the battle to topple Vladimir Putin


 
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BOOK REVIEWS

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, by Andres Bernard. Reviewed by Brian Bethune.

Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness, by Neil Swidey. Reviewed by Michael Friscolanti.

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade, by Walter Kirn. Reviewed by Richard Warnica.

Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits, by Kevin Roose. Reviewed by Julia McKinnell.

Kicking the Kremlin: Russia’s New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin, by Marc Bennettss. Reviewed by Michael Petrou.

 

MACLEAN’S BESTSELLERS
Compiled by Brian Bethune

FICTION Last week(Weeks on list)
1. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, Sue Monk Kidd 2(7)
2. PRIVATE L.A., James Patterson and Mark Sullivan 4(2)
3. THE GOLDFINCH, Donna Tartt 1(16)
4. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, Anna Quindlen 7(4)
5. CONCEALED IN DEATH, J.D. Robb (1)
6. SYCAMORE ROW, John Grisham 5(17)
7. THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES, Alan Bradley 3(7)
8. KILLER, Jonathan Kellerman 6(2)
9. ONE MORE THING, B.J. Novak 8(3)
10. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden 9(24)

NON-FICTION
1. DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell 1(21)
2. AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, Chris Hadfield 2(17)
3. UNSINKABLE, Silken Laumann 3(6)
4. I AM MALALA, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb 7(20)
5. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, Elizabeth Kolbert 5(2)
6. THE NEWS, Alain de Botton (1)
7. ORR, Bobby Orr 10(18)
8. HRC, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes 6(2)
9. OPERATION PAPERCLIP, Annie Jacobsen 8(2)
10. DUTY, Robert M. Gates 4(6)

FICTION Last week (Weeks on list)
1. THE GOLDFINCH, Donna Tartt 3 (17)
2. CONCEALED IN DEATH, J.D. Robb 5 (2)
3. PRIVATE L.A., James Patterson and Mark Sullivan 2 (3)
4. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, Sue Monk Kidd 1 (8)
5. ONE MORE THING, B.J. Novak 9 (4)
6. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, Anna Quindlen 4 (5)
7. BARK, Laurie Moore (1)
8. A KING’S RANSOM, Sharon Kay Penman (1)
9. THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES, Alan Bradley 7 (8)
10. SYCAMORE ROW, John Grisham 6 (18)

NON-FICTION
1. THE NEWS, Alain de Botton 6 (2)
2. DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell 1 (22)
3. THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, Michio Kaku (1)
4. AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH,  Chris Hadfield 2 (18)
5. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, Elizabeth Kolbert5 (3)
6. UNSINKABLE, Silken Laumann3 (7)
7. DUTY, Robert M. Gates 10 (7)
8. I AM MALALA, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb 4 (21)
9. THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD, J.B. MacKinnon (1)
10. HRC, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes 8 (3)

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