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Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation
Daniel F. Chambliss, Russell K. Schutt
Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
Marita Sturken, Lisa Cartwright
One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking: 600 recipes from the nation's best home cooks, farmers, pit-masters and chefs
Molly O'Neill
When the Emperor Was Divine
Julie Otsuka
A Place on the Corner (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
Elijah Anderson
I Speak English: A Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Ruth J. Colvin
Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa
Habeeb Salloum
Cultural Sociology: An Introduction
Les Back, Andy Bennett, Laura Desfor Edles, David Inglis, Ron Jacobs, Ian Woodward, Margaret Gibson
Violence in the City of Women: Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil
Sarah J. Hautzinger
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
Grace Llewellyn
The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross This book started off strong--lots of mystery, interesting character problems, intriguing plot. Unfortunately, by the end of the book, it felt like the author had gotten tired of her own story and just started wrapping things up. For instance, the main character has a rather unique problem. It's introduced as this huge, important quality at the beginning, and later on it's treated as a very serious thing that maybe might not have any good resolution at all...and suddenly everything seems to be working out fine, let's focus on this other big problem that's the main plot of the story and forget that we made this other thing a big deal in the first place.

I also don't really appreciate books that are supposed to be part of a series and make it obvious with this "Oh crap! New problem introduced in the last two paragraphs! Let's go on our next adventure!" thing. No. You can set up a sequel and still have a satisfying resolution to your novel.