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    Butterfly Yellow
    by Thanhha Lai, Daniel Suarez

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    As readers, many of us hope for lasting images from books, for thoughts expressed by authors that might ...

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    Beyond the Book: Operation Babylift

    In April 1975, thousands of American troops, civilians and South Vietnamese refugees were frantically airlifted out of Saigon, representing the end of American military involvement in the Vietnam War. The images of the rescue were seared into the ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Olive, Again

    Olive, Again
    by Elizabeth Strout

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    It's been a big year for literary sequels, with the publications of Find Me by André Aciman, The ...

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    Beyond the Book: Older Characters in Fiction

    The elderly are often underrepresented in popular culture, and where these characters do exist, they are often one-dimensional. The most effective depictions of elderly people demonstrate that age does not limit one's ability to have an interesting ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Solitary

    Solitary
    by Albert Woodfox

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    Voted 2019 Best Debut Author Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers

    According to statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor, between 80,000 and 100,000 people are ...

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    Beyond the Book: The Black Panther Party

    In October of 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale of Oakland California founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which later became the Black Panther Party. Although the Party disbanded in 1982 only 16 years after its creation, it remains ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Becoming

    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama

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    Voted 2019 Best Nonfiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers

    BookBrowse hosted a Book Club discussion early in 2019 about Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming, and ...

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    Beyond the Book: Memoirs by First Ladies

    Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming has been a huge success by all standards, and she joins a long and illustrious list of former First Ladies who have written memoirs. The appeal is obvious: who wouldn't want to know more about the women who've stood ... Beyond the Book

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    by Madhuri Vijay

    Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-...

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