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    Ghachar Ghochar
    by Vivek Shanbhag

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    The Bengaluru (aka Bangalore) that has dominated economic news headlines over the past decade is the best known of India's high-tech hubs, a metropolis that boasts of ...

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    The Joint Family in India

    In Ghachar Ghochar, the narrator lives in a joint family, and it is really this sociological unit that has been the mainstay of Indian life for centuries. A joint family is defined as a unit of extended members of a family all living together ... Beyond the Book
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    Caught in the Revolution
    by Helen Rappaport

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    So taken were BookBrowse's First Impression reviewers by the inside look at the start of the Russian Revolution, that a whopping 24 out of 25 of them gave Helen Rappaport's ...

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    St. Petersburg by Other Names

    The subtitle of Caught in the Revolution is Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge. Petrograd is more familiar to most today as St. Petersburg, a city that saw its name change three times in the 20th century. It was founded in 1703 during ... Beyond the Book
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    Hillbilly Elegy
    by J.D. Vance

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    In this illuminating memoir, Vance recounts his trajectory from growing up a "hillbilly" in southwestern Ohio to graduating from Yale University's Law School. Along the way, ...

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    Brain Drain

    'Brain Drain,' aka 'Human Capital Flight' refers to the exodus of educated, professional adults from locations that fail to provide them with the means of achieving success and fulfillment. As a consequence, the communities these individuals leave ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: The Dark Flood Rises

    The Dark Flood Rises
    by Margaret Drabble

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    Margaret Drabble, the award-winning novelist and literary critic who is approaching eighty and showing no signs of slowing down, turns her attention to the passage of time and...

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    Volcanic Activity on the Canary Islands

    Floods both real (due to global warming) and figurative (tides of refugees washing ashore in the Mediterranean and elsewhere) dominate the imagery of Margaret Drabble's novel, The Dark Flood Rises. One of the most memorable discussions ... Beyond the Book

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    Mercies in Disguise
    by Gina Kolata

    A story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them.
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    Our Short History
    by Lauren Grodstein

    Lauren Grodstein breaks your heart, then miraculously pieces it back together so it's stronger, than before.
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    The Atomic Weight of Love

    In the spirit of The Aviator's Wife and Loving Frank, this resonant debut spans the years from World War II through the Vietnam War to tell the story of a woman whose ...

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