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    Pachinko
    by Min Jin Lee

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    Pachinko has one of the best opening lines I've encountered in some time: "History has failed us, but no matter." It's an unexpectedly cynical start to a historical novel, ...

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    Pachinko

    'If you are a rich Korean, there's a pachinko parlor in your background somewhere,' Min Jin Lee writes in her novel Pachinko. Several of her Korean characters end up working in pachinko parlors, despite their differing levels of education ... Beyond the Book
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    The Summer Before the War
    by Helen Simonson

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    Set on the cusp of World War I, The Summer Before the War exudes strength and spirit as a small town attempts to assimilate its age-old rules of class and etiquette with the ...

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    The Town of Rye

    The charming town of Rye rests in the county of East Sussex near England's south coast. Rye's recorded history can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest of 1066. For many centuries it was an important port town set in a naturally formed bay. ... Beyond the Book
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    Lincoln in the Bardo
    by George Saunders

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    George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo is a philosophy discourse brilliantly disguised as a novel. This stunning work hits all the right chords, imploring us to be kind to...

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    The Bardo

    The word bardo comes from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and means 'in-between.' It refers to a transitional state when one's awareness of the physical world is suspended. According to Spiritualtravel.org the concept is an 'umbrella term which ... Beyond the Book
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    Tender
    by Belinda McKeon

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    Most of us have heard the slightly trite saying: "If you love something, set it free." But one can safely assume that Catherine Reilly, the primary protagonist of Tender, a ...

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    The History of Newspaper Horoscopes

    In Tender, Catherine Reilly takes up a job writing horoscopes, the kind that you routinely find in newspapers, generic enough to possibly apply to a wide swath of people, yet specific enough to make the individual reader feel like it was written just... Beyond the Book

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    "They think I am still a little girl who is not capable of being a Queen."

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