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    Bad Cree

    Jessica Johns' debut novel Bad Cree was inspired by her desire to disprove the idea, suggested by an instructor of hers, that dreams make for boring stories. If this dismissive view is one that tends ...

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    Novels by Cree Writers

    Jessica Johns, the author of Bad Cree, is a member of the Sucker Creek First Nation in Northern Alberta. The Cree, or ininiw, who also refer to themselves as nêhiyawak (Plains Cree), nihithaw (...

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    The Terraformers

    Sask-E is a planet that Verdance, a major terraforming company, has big plans for. Their business is acquiring unoccupied planets and changing their environments to suit their customers' needs. ...

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    The Discovery of Plate Tectonics

    In Annalee Newitz's science fiction novel The Terraformers, characters threaten to trigger the development of plate tectonics on the planet Sask-E as a form of political leverage. The theory of plate ...

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    The Light Pirate

    The lynchpin of The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton, a novel split into four parts, is the main character Wanda, whose determination to remain in her Florida hometown is tested to extremes by the ...

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    The Impact of Climate Change in Florida

    Climate change is an international problem but its impact can already be felt more intensely in certain areas. This is particularly true in locations that are warm and coastal, which are more ...

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    The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On

    Calamity can cohabit with joy, and you and I have, on some plane, accepted that absurd reality. We are living in a dystopia: Some of us can enjoy a day out with loved ones, and on our way to our warm ...

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    Korean Military Brides

    Franny Choi's The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On delves into how Korean women were treated before, during and after the Korean War, as well as the generational trauma and isolation ...

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    Bloodbath Nation

    In recent years, Booker Prize­–nominated novelist Paul Auster has increasingly turned to nonfiction writing, including a prizewinning biography of writer Stephen Crane, as well as a pair of...

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    The Photography of Spencer Ostrander

    Thanks to the numerous photographs that accompany Paul Auster's prose, Bloodbath Nation reads like an extended photo essay, the combination of words and pictures creating a truly indelible work. ...

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    The Nazi Conspiracy

    The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch was a big hit with our First Impressions readers, earning an overall average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Meltzer, a bestselling author of ...

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    Operation Long Jump

    The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch centers on an alleged plot by the Germans during World War II to kill or kidnap the three major world leaders representing the Allied powers: ...

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