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    Book Jacket: Memories of the Future

    Memories of the Future
    by Siri Hustvedt

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    I've never kept a journal, but my mother has written in hers for years, the annual volumes she's written since high school now take up space in a plastic tote under her bed. I...

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    Beyond the Book: 1970s Hangouts in New York City

    Among other things, Hustvedt's novel Memories of the Future is a vivid portrait of what it was like to live in New York City as a young woman in the late 1970s. She writes evocatively about many of her character's favorite haunts, which include ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
    by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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    Rajeev Balasubramanyam encapsulates the theme of Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss in its first chapter after Chandra learns that the thing, the one thing, he's strived for ...

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    Beyond the Book: The Legendary Esalen Institute

    In Rajeev Balasubramanyam's novel, Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss, about a man's golden years' journey to finding himself, Oxford Professor P. R. Chandrasekhar takes a course in self-awareness at California's legendary Esalen Institute. Tucked ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: The Workshop and the World

    The Workshop and the World
    by Robert P. Crease

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    The longest glacier in France, the Mer de Glace, is losing roughly 12 feet of ice height each year. The measurable change to this glacier, and many others, is concrete ...

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    Beyond the Book: Understanding and Countering Science Denial

    According to Robert P. Crease, science denial is a personal rejection of only those specific scientific findings that conflict with an individual's political, economic or personal/religious beliefs. The Workshop and the World by Robert P. Crease ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Instructions for a Funeral

    Instructions for a Funeral
    by David Means

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    Following a venture into novels with Hystopia in 2016, Instructions for a Funeral is a return to David Means' signature form—the short story. This collection contains 14...

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    Beyond the Book: The Fallibility of Memory

    Throughout his collection of short stories, Instructions for a Funeral, David Means shows the ways in which people's recollections of the past change over time. Learning new information, reconsidering ethical stances and changing self-perceptions ... Beyond the Book

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