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    Book Jacket: Women Talking

    Women Talking
    by Miriam Toews

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    Miriam Toews' Women Talking is a circadian novel, unfolding over a span of just a few hours and taking place almost entirely in a single room. This room is a barn located in ...

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    Beyond the Book: Patriarchy in the Mennonite Community

    Miriam Toews' novel Women Talking is inspired by events that took place in Manitoba Colony, a Mennonite community in eastern Bolivia with a population of about 2,000. From 2005-2009, hundreds of girls and women were drugged and raped during the night... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Confessions of an Innocent Man

    Confessions of an Innocent Man
    by David R. Dow

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    It is circumstance that carries the wave that sweeps trendy Houston restaurateur Rafael Zhettah to death row in David R. Dow's taut roller coaster of a thriller. The fact that...

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    Beyond the Book: The Controversy of Capital Punishment

    In David R. Dow's thriller, Confessions of an Innocent Man, the protagonist is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. Since the murder is committed in Texas, one of the 30 U.S. states that still allows capital punishment, he is sent directly ... Beyond the Book
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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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