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    Buses Are a Comin'

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    Firekeeper's Daughter

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    Winter in Sokcho

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    Growing Support for Translated Literature

    In 2007, the University of Rochester launched Three Percent, an online database that aimed to strengthen support for translated literature within the US market, supplementing the work of their ...

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    Second Place

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    The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

    The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman is the comedic debut novel of writer Julietta Henderson. It averaged a strong rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars with our First Impressions reviewers.

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    In Search of a Kingdom

    The Age of Exploration in the early modern period, lasting roughly from the 15th through 16th centuries, looms large in historical writing because it contains sources of continual fascination — ...

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    The Demographic Impact of Colonialism in the Americas

    In the United States, the term 'colonies' typically conjures images of pilgrims eking out homesteads and log cabins in the woods, or soldiers in tri-cornered hats fighting the mighty British at the ...

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