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    Book Jacket: An American Summer

    An American Summer
    by Alex Kotlowitz

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    As a Chicagoan, I've become used to the most common reactions when I'm traveling and tell someone where I'm from. Most of us are accustomed to it—the questions about "...

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    Beyond the Book: The Role of Race Relations in the 2013 Chicago School Closings

    When people talk about Chicago, the endemic violence inevitably comes up, along with a sense of helplessness about how to stop it. That helplessness leads to apathy, and the feeling that the neighborhoods torn apart by gun violence are forsaken, ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: The Sun Is a Compass

    The Sun Is a Compass
    by Caroline Van Hemert

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    Caroline Van Hemert fell in love with her future husband, Pat, in 2001, discovering they shared a passion for nature and wilderness adventure. Ten years later, the couple ...

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    Beyond the Book: Kotzebue, Alaska

    Caroline Van Hemert's memoir, The Sun is a Compass, chronicles a 4000-mile journey that concludes in northwest Alaska in the city of Kotzebue. Kotzebue is located on a three-mile-long sand spit at the end of the Baldwin Peninsula, where the Noatak... Beyond the Book
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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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