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    Horse

    Voted 2022 Best Fiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Geraldine Brooks creates a powerful backstory for 19th-century thoroughbred racehorse Lexington, weaving a rich tapestry of ...

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    Black Jockeys: The Foundation of American Horse Racing

    On its face, the end of the Civil War should have marked a time in which African Americans would be afforded freedom. But the end of slavery did not mean the end of Black oppression. Many white ...

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    In Love

    Voted 2022 Best Nonfiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. In 2019, author Amy Bloom and her husband of 12 years, Brian Ameche, received life-altering news: a neurologist diagnosed Ameche with...

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    Dignitas and Death with Dignity

    In her book In Love, Amy Bloom's husband, Brian Ameche, decides to end his life prematurely, before his Alzheimer's disease becomes too debilitating. Being Americans, they first explored taking ...

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    Remarkably Bright Creatures

    Voted 2022 Best Debut Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures, is set in the fictional town of Sowell Bay in upper Washington State, one of...

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    Dala Horses

    In Shelby Van Pelt's novel Remarkably Bright Creatures, Tova Sullivan treasures her collection of Dala horses brought to the United States from Sweden decades ago by her mother. A Dala horse, ...

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    Demon Copperhead

    Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Demon Copperhead is a captivating coming-of-age tale set in rural Virginia. Her protagonist, Damon Fields (aka Demon Copperhead for his fiery temperament and red hair)...

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    David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

    Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Demon Copperhead is largely based on Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield. Charles Dickens (1812–1870) wrote 15 novels during his career, the eighth ...

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    Honor

    First Impressions readers enjoyed being transported to India via Thrity Umrigar's novel Honor, with 36 out of 38 rating the book four or five stars. What it's about: Smita—a Mumbai native ...

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    Escalating Anti-Muslim Sentiment in India

    At the time of the partition in 1947, what was once the British colony of India was split, separating the predominantly Hindu Dominion of India (modern-day Republic of India) from the predominantly ...

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    Our Missing Hearts

    Celeste Ng's dystopian novel Our Missing Hearts wowed readers in our First Impressions program. All 22 who reviewed the book gave it four or five stars. What it's about: The author holds up a ...

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    A Chilling Rise in Book Bans in the United States

    Celeste Ng's novel Our Missing Hearts is set in an alternate present in which the U.S. government has passed the Preserving American Culture and Traditions Act, which regulates, among other things, ...

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    Scatterlings
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    The debut novel of a gifted storyteller who has become a sensation in her native South Africa.

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  • Book Jacket: Demon Copperhead
  • Book Jacket: Honor
  • Book Jacket: Dinosaurs
  • Book Jacket: Our Missing Hearts
  • Book Jacket: Shrines of Gaiety
  • Book Jacket: The Story of Russia
  • Book Jacket: The Marriage Portrait
  • Book Jacket: Africa Is Not a Country
  • Book Jacket: Properties of Thirst
  • Book Jacket: We Are Not Like Them
  • Book Jacket: Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden
  • Book Jacket: The Colony
  • Book Jacket: I Will Die in a Foreign Land
  • Book Jacket: Take My Hand
  • Book Jacket: Lessons in Chemistry
  • Book Jacket: Peach Blossom Spring
  • Book Jacket: Black Cake

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