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Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
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Most of the us know the Winston Churchill who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Second World War, the stocky, cigar-chomping fiery orator. Millard has chose to write about the 24-year old Churchill, focusing on a particular experienc ...more
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Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
Thirteen Ways of Looking
by Colum McCann (Goodreads Author)
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New short fiction from award-winning McCann (Let The Great World Spin, Transatlantic) gives us some unforgettable characters who are all confronting life-changing moments. The novella is about a retired judge in New York City. It takes place in a sin ...more
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
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Spanning the years from 1760 to the present, this sprawling novel follows several generations of a West African family, beginning with two half sisters in what is today Ghana. What makes the novel so fascinating is its structure: small but intense vi ...more
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In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
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"In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father," begins Faludi's powerful story of her father's life. Her parents had divorced in the mid-1970s when the author was a young girl, and she had very little to do with h ...more
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The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux
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The stories of four different, but tenuously connected, families are told in alternating chapters in this Indies Introduce title. In one story, a mother is shocked to learn that blood tests show that the son she gave birth to is not her son. In anoth ...more
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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Mothers
by Brit Bennett (Goodreads Author)
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In a realistic and sobering look at how the decisions of youth have life-long ramifications, Bennett tells the story of Nadia Turner, who, in the summer before she begins a college career on a scholarship, deals with her mother's suicide and her own ...more
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Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Javier Mallinaro, for decades the revered cartoonist for one of Bogota's leading newspapers, is paid a visit one day by a young woman, who, as a young child, was possibly molested in Mallinaro's home by an uninvited guest. It is an event she doesn't ...more
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The Golden Age by Joan London
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Having been impressed by London's first novel ( Gilgamesh, 2004), I was pleased to see she has a new novel, and although The Golden Age did not impress me as strongly as Gilgamesh, it is still a good read. It's the story of two children and their fam ...more
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Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
Little Nothing
by Marisa Silver (Goodreads Author)
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What a strange and wonderful story this is, a combination of fairy tale, legend, and a journey through many lives. In a war-torn Central European country, in the early years of the 20th century, a middle-aged plumber and his wife have a daughter, Pav ...more
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The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
The Last Days of Night
by Graham Moore (Goodreads Author)
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In this well-researched piece of historical fiction, the author molds known facts into a compelling imagining of the Thomas Edison/George Westinghouse war about electrical current in the 1880s. At the center of his creation is Paul Cravath, a wunderk ...more
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