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    The End of Eddy
    by Edouard Louis

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    The End of Eddy – A Publishing Phenomenon

    Édouard Louis' The End of Eddy was originally published in French in 2014, when the author was just 21. Since then it has sold 300,000 copies in France and has been translated into more than 20 languages. The French title gives an extra ... Beyond the Book
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    If We Were Villains
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    Shakespeare by Any Other Name

    According to Guinness World Records, William Shakespeare is the world's best-selling playwright, with in excess of four billion copies of his plays and poetry making it to press over the centuries. He is also history's most filmed author; his works... Beyond the Book
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    The Islamic Enlightenment
    by Christopher de Bellaigue

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    In this comprehensive and well-researched history, de Bellaigue examines the evolution of Islamic thought and Mideast politics over almost two centuries, viewed through the ...

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    Halide Edib Adivar

    The Turkish author and activist Halide Edib (also sometimes spelled as Edip) Adivar is one of the influential women highlighted by de Bellaigue in The Islamic Enlightenment, for her literary talent as well as her ardent nationalist allegiance. She ... Beyond the Book
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    The Leavers
    by Lisa Ko

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    The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake....

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    Detention Centers

    In Lisa Ko's The Leavers, the scenes of Peilan, the mother, abruptly transported to the fictional Ardsleyville immigration detention center are frightening. She is interned in an unheated room with other women, glaring lights on overhead 24/7. She's ... Beyond the Book

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    The Scribe of Siena
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    The One-in-a-Million Boy

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