some of Todd's favorites

A Listmania! list by Todd Smalley "todd68" (Minneapolis)
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Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction)
1.  Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction) by Wallace Stegner
The list author says:
  "or any Stegner, really, but these two get special mention"
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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)
2.  Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics) by Wallace Stegner
$10.72   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (503 customer reviews)

Independence Day: Bascombe Trilogy (2)
3.  Independence Day: Bascombe Trilogy (2) by Richard Ford
The list author says:
  "read this whole trilogy...I went 2-1-3 and it was fine."
$13.37   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

What is the What
4.  What is the What by Dave Eggers
$9.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
5.  Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "perhaps the best business book ever, and a fun read, too"
$18.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,126 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Interpreter of Maladies
6.  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The list author says:
  "all of her work is exceedingly good"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (839 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Namesake: A Novel
7.  The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
The list author says:
  "this is also a really well-read audiobook"
$10.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (961 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Farewell to Arms
8.  A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (734 customer reviews)

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Dancing After Hours: Stories
9.  Dancing After Hours: Stories by Andre Dubus
The list author says:
  "his essays area great, too"
$13.66   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition
10.  A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition by Norman Maclean
The list author says:
  "from my old western men phase"
$10.57   Used & New from: $0.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Young Men and Fire
11.  Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean
The list author says:
  "Is this really just about a fire? "As I get considerably beyond the biblical allotment of three score years and ten, I feel with increasing intensity that I can express my gratitude for still being around on the oxygen-side of the earth's crust only by not standing pat on what I have hitherto known and loved. While the oxygen lasts, there are still new things to love...""
$12.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)

Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History
12.  Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The list author says:
  "he had such a great ability to make science interesting and enjoyable"
$16.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
13.  This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig
The list author says:
  ""you do what you think is right, and I'll support you the best I can""
$12.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

All the King's Men (Modern Library #170)
14.  All the King's Men (Modern Library #170) by Robert Penn Warren
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews)

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
15.  Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
The list author says:
  "I will never complain about how hard my job is again"
$12.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (562 customer reviews)

The Great Gatsby
16.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  ""that's my Middle West...""
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,261 customer reviews)

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The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)
17.  The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics) by Saul Bellow
The list author says:
  "Chicago"
$10.91   Used & New from: $2.77
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Gilead: A Novel
18.  Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
The list author says:
  "if you had once sentence for your child, wouldn't it be this?
"...if you ever wonder what youíve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been Godís grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle.""
$9.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (853 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mr. China: A Memoir
19.  Mr. China: A Memoir by Tim Clissold
The list author says:
  "perhaps the best book on international business, probably because it transcends business"
$11.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson)
20.  Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson) by Robert A. Caro
The list author says:
  "was LBJ a godsend who delivered civil rights and medicare, or the biggest SOB who ever walked the planet? Caro reports, you decide"
$16.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Home: A Short History of an Idea
21.  Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski
The list author says:
  "a great popularizer of architecture and space. I will read anything of his sight unseen"
$13.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)
22.  A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure) by Christopher Alexander
The list author says:
  "like poetry...you can just read bits and pieces and know how to make the world around you a better place. I heard later this is considered the first hypertexted book"
$39.37   Used & New from: $29.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

The Essays of Warren Buffett
23.  The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence A. Cunningham
The list author says:
  "a wealth of information that, despite Buffet's ubiquity, remains little applied"
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
24.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The list author says:
  "changed the way I look at the world"
$22.03   Used & New from: $3.37
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,926 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

A House for Mr. Biswas
25.  A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
The list author says:
  "A. funny. I don't find good novels funny very often, even when they're trying to be, but this was funny
B. stunning in its ability to create worlds so far from your own but so familiar in what we all have in common"
$14.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
26.  Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr Marc Weissbluth
The list author says:
  "sleepy baby, happy daddy"
$19.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,088 customer reviews) | 35 customer discussions

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
27.  Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
The list author says:
  "I will never complain about being cold or hungry again"
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
28.  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "or any Bryson.  He also has a weird voice that turns out to be great for reading his own audiobooks"
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.39
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,520 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Me Talk Pretty One Day
29.  Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "triply good on audiobook"
$12.27   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,261 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life
30.  The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life by Richard H. Thaler
The list author says:
  "big fan of Thaler and regret not taking his course in grad school - "Nudge" is also good but repackages a lot of this one"
$22.67   Used & New from: $4.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
31.  Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
The list author says:
  "read the original NYT magazine article by Dubner and was hooked. they had me at "freak""
$23.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (723 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
32.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "I keep trying to get the graph-makers at work to read this"
$29.62   Used & New from: $16.56
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
33.  Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
The list author says:
  "one of the best works of urban/regional history ever.  answers the question Why Chicago in a way that grounded me to that city while I was living there and forver"
$15.00   Used & New from: $3.60
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
34.  The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
The list author says:
  "fantastic urban history and biography that lives up to the "magisterial" blurb on the cover. explains so much of why New York is how it is today, and by extension, many other cities globally."
$16.81   Used & New from: $8.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Wolf Hall
35.  Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The list author says:
  "great historical novel, and amazingly well-read audio book."
$21.39   Used & New from: $6.98
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,865 customer reviews)

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