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10 best books of January: the Monitor's picks

What the Monitor's book critics liked best this month.

6. "The Dogs Are Eating Them Now," by Graeme Smith

This dark but powerful book by journalist Graeme Smith is a combination of memoir, war reporting, and trenchant analysis of international military operations in Afghanistan. It’s an essential read for anyone interested in understanding the gritty and volatile reality of events in Afghanistan over the past decade. You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Dogs Are Eating Them Now" here.

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