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Books available to request and discuss in BookBrowse's Online Book Club

  • Some Luck Jacket
    Some Luck:
    A Novel
    by Jane Smiley

    Knopf
    Publishes: 10/07/2014
    Genre: Novels
    416 pages

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    About this Book
    From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America

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  • Finding the Dragon Lady Jacket
    Finding the Dragon Lady:
    The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
    by Monique Brinson Demery

    Public Affairs
    Publishes: 10/07/2014
    Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
    280 pages

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    About this Book
    Finding the Dragon Lady is a truly monumental achievement. Demery has vividly captured the life and times of one of Vietnam's most intriguing figures. Beautifully told, and exhaustively researched... Demery's book is now the standard for understanding the cultural politics of South Vietnam's first family.

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Books available to request and review for First Impressions

  • Ruth's Journey Jacket
    Ruth's Journey:
    The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind
    by Donald McCaig

    Atria/Emily Bestler Books
    Publishes: 10/14/2014
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    384 pages

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    About this Book
    Before Tara, before Scarlett and Rhett, before the war that would divide a nation… there was Ruth. Discover her story in the first prequel to Gone with the Wind authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate.

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