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Five Unmissable Man Books of 2016

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In need of a good read? You could do worse than these releases…

 Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran by Barry Meier

Award-winning New York Times reporter Barry Meier shines a light on the shady world of US intelligence in this true story of an ex-FBI agent turned CIA contractor who disappears in Iran in 2007, sparking a rescue mission that butts heads with terrorists, fugitives, politicians, arms dealers, and Russian mobsters.

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

The debut book by the Parks and Rec funnyman combines Ansari’s razor-sharp wit with rigorous academic analysis, dissecting the challenge of building intimacy in a digital world full of people more in love with their iPhone screens than their potential partners.

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Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide by Michael Kinsley

Anticipating a “tsunami” of literature by a generation of Baby Boomers entering their twilight years, respected columnist Michael Kinsley — who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 23 years ago, aged just 43 — has beaten the pack by getting in first with this humorous reflection on a topic we’re normally too scared to laugh about.

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The Book of Harlan by Bernice L McFadden

Two black jazz musicians leave Harlem for Paris’ bohemian enclave Montmartre just before Nazi occupation grips France, and the pair are swept away to the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp. This thoroughly researched novel on the horrors of the Holocaust offers a unique perspective on the 20th Century’s greatest tragedy.

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Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny

Penned by the multi-talented X Files and Californication star, a lazy Ivy League graduate reconnects with his absent father when he’s diagnosed with lung cancer — and when he learns his old man’s health ebbs and flows with the fortunes of his baseball team, he stages an elaborate illusion of a Red Sox victory during the see-sawing 1978 World Series.

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