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    The Ninth Hour
    by Alice McDermott

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    In a pivotal scene in The Ninth Hour, young Sally encounters an increasingly loathsome series of degenerates on an ill-fated train ride across the country. She is beset on all...

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    The Little Sisters of the Poor and Sister St. Jeanne Jugan

    The nuns in The Ninth Hour belong to the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order with humble beginnings, founded by Sister St. Jeanne Jugan, also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. Jugan was born in Brittany, France in 1792, amid the hardships of the ... Beyond the Book
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    Rebellion
    by Molly Patterson

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    Rebellion overlays the stories of four women, spanning a century and the globe in their wide distance from one another. Patterson effectively sketches in the ties that bond ...

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    The Boxer Rebellion

    One of the main characters in Rebellion is a Protestant missionary to China in the 1890s, who goes missing during the Boxer Rebellion. Though not nearly as old as Confucianism, Christianity existed in China as early as the seventh century, but ... Beyond the Book
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    Genuine Fraud
    by E Lockhart

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    Do we ever really know who our friends are? Or what the truth is? After all, truth, like beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, but whose gaze are we meant to trust? ...

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    Unreliable Narrators and Ourselves

    American literary critic Wayne C. Booth coined the term 'unreliable narrator' in 1961 in his most famous book, The Rhetoric of Fiction, and the concept was later refined by Hamilton College professor and narrative theorist Peter J. Rabinowitz: ... Beyond the Book
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    Jumping at Shadows
    by Sasha Abramsky

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    In September 2015, fourteen-year old Ahmed Mohamed was thrust into the national spotlight when the homemade clock he built out of a pencil case got him detained and expelled ...

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    The Tucson Samaritans

    'I feel sorrow. Anger. And sometimes a little desperation,' says Maria Ochoa, one of the people Sasha Abramsky interviews in his book, Jumping at Shadows. As a member of the Tucson Samaritans, a humanitarian group which aids migrants who cross the ... Beyond the Book

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