Seven Books Nobody’s Talking About

From the pillow book of Sei Shōnagon to the aphorisms of Chamfort, from a celebration of cricket to a meditation on laundry, a holiday gift list for hard-to-surprise readers.

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The Media Age Through a Gimlet Eye

Sense and Sensibility in Tenth-Century Japan

A One-Volume Library of Culture and Melancholy

How to Live Decently

Maxims from Revolutionary France

On the Playing Fields of Trinidad

The Soul of Laundry

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Adapted, with the exception of the paragraph on The Quotidian Mysteries, from 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich. Copyright © 2018 by James Mustich. Published by Workman Publishing.

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