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    The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

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    Seek You

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    The Man Who Hated Women

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    In 1916 in a poor Brooklyn neighborhood, three women opened a clinic providing information about birth control. Despite the fact that birth control has existed in various forms for millennia, at the ...

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    The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

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    W.E.B. Du Bois

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (aka W.E.B. Du Bois) was a noted author, historian, activist and sociologist as well as a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored ...

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    Beautiful World, Where Are You

    Beautiful World, Where Are You centers around four key characters, the most prominent of which are Eileen and Alice, both in their late 20s, who have been friends since their university days at ...

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