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    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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    Book Jacket: All Our Wrong Todays

    All Our Wrong Todays
    by Elan Mastai

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    You need a great deal of time to read All Our Wrong Todays, but don't let that put you off. This intense novel is the product of an enormous, curious, swirling mind ...

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    Famous Predictions for the Future

    Would you like this in your daily life?: Getting dressed involves an automated device that cuts and stitches a new outfit every morning, indexed to your personal style and body type. The fabric is made from laser-hardened strands of a light-... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Dadland

    Dadland
    by Keggie Carew

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    In her notable debut, Keggie Carew examines the life of her father Tom, a decorated war hero whose multitude of talents did not include the skills needed to handle civilian ...

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    Barbara Bamberger Scott
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    The Jedburghs

    The Jedburghs were highly trained guerilla warriors who operated behind the scenes, under the radar, and out of the headlines during World War II. In Dadland, we learn that the book's central character, Tom Carew, was part of Jedburgh commando teams,... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Piecing Me Together

    Piecing Me Together
    by Renee Watson

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    Race and class in American culture certainly dominate the news right now. These two things seem to divide people more than anything else. But it doesn't have to be this ...

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    The Benefits of Mentorships

    Renee Watson's excellent Young Adult novel Piecing Me Together follows the life of a high school junior. Jade, who is African American, receives a scholarship to a new, predominantly white school, and finds herself feeling alone. Her ... Beyond the Book

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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

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