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    The Stationery Shop
    by Marjan Kamali

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    My favorite literature creates worlds that I cannot visit in person. Marjan Kamali's The Stationery Shop swept me completely into the alluring but dangerous world of Tehran, ...

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    by Rory Power

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    In Rory Power's Wilder Girls, the Raxter School for Girls, located on Raxter Island off the coast of Maine, has been quarantined for 18 months, and Hetty and her two friends ...

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    Beyond the Book: Emerging Infectious Diseases

    In Rory Powers' debut novel Wilder Girls, the students at the Raxter School for Girls are suffering from a mysterious illness called 'the Tox,' but other than knowing what the effects are and that some people from the outside world are working on ... Beyond the Book
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    by Téa Obreht

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    It's 1893 and the sparsely populated settlement of Amargo, deep in the Arizona Territory, is experiencing a severe drought. With the town's water supply fast depleting, ...

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    Beyond the Book: The Camel Corps of the U.S. Army

    A key section of Téa Obreht's novel Inland takes place among the Camel Corps, a real-life mid-19th-century experiment conducted by the United States Army attempting to introduce camels as beasts of burden in the Southwestern territories. ... Beyond the Book
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    La Belle Sauvage
    by Philip Pullman

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    Voted 2017 Best Young Adult Novel by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I heard that Philip Pullman would be revisiting the world he brought to ...

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    Beyond the Book: Godstow Abbey

    In his first trilogy, His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman brings readers into the story through an intense use of space; he gives us a fantastical Oxford, but described in such a way that readers could visit the real place and trace Lyra's adventures ... Beyond the Book

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