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new books!

I just got these books...
Sherry Jordan - The Juniper Game
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Daphne du Maurier - The House on the Strand
Frederick Lewis Allen - Since Yesterday
Paul Auster - Travels in the Scriptorium
Laurent Belfer - City of Light
Evan H. Rhodes - An Army of Children
Tara Parker-Pope - Cigarettes: Anatomy of an Industry, from Seed to Smoke

Any opinions? I've read Huckleberry Finn but not very well, so it's good to own it so I can reread it. I've heard that The House on the Strand is good... the summary makes me want to read it first, but I'll wait and read it last so I can look forward to it.
Travels in the Scriptorium looks interesting (about an amnesiac) as does An Army of Children (about the Child Crusades).
City of Light is set at the turn of the century, in New York, which sounds really really cool.
Cigarettes etc. is obviously non-fiction, but it looks like one of those books which gives you really interesting numbers to quote at friends. Since Yesterday is also non-fiction and set in the 1930s... I'm a dork, I know.
And I could swear I've heard of The Juniper Game before, but I don't know if it was in a good way or a bad way.

Comments, thoughts?
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