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In honor of Memorial Day, The Masthead’s May book-club theme is recovery from war. Today we’re closing out our monthly discussion.

This edition of the book club was an experiment in crowdsourcing recommendations. We started off with one book and asked members to tell us about related titles, which were meant to inspire other readers to share other titles, and so on. We called it Amazon’s “You might also like …” feature, but human.

You’re a well-read bunch: So many of you responded, and together, we’ve created an expansive list of recommendations. Rosa Inocencio Smith, an editor on The Atlantic’s Books desk, helped guide the conversation, and Kathy Gilsinan and Julie Bogen, Atlantic writers, offered their own picks.

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