Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads

updated 11/14/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/14/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

Nonfiction

MARLEY & ME by John Grogan

A journalist writes a funny, touching tribute to his 97-lb. Lab, who was as loyal and loving as he was disobedient.

THE COLDEST WINTER by Paula Fox

Another vibrant memoir from the author of Borrowed Finery; here, she remembers life in postwar Europe.

740 PARK by Michael Gross

Here's a gossipy history of Manhattan's most luxurious co-op, with revealing tales about tenants including Jackie Onassis and John D. Rockefeller Jr.

THE TROUBLE WITH TOM by Paul Collins

Savor this peculiar history of the way Thomas Paine's ideas—and his corpse—traveled after he died.

THE BEATLES Bob Spitz

Beatlemaniacs will swoon for this 984-page history, with arcane facts, candid photos and fresh anecdotes about the Fab Four.

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