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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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    '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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    Rin Drummond's nicknames include "Pit Bull" and "Dragon." She's a tough-as-nails Iraq War veteran, full of shrapnel wounds and bitterness at the loss of her husband ...

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    Keeping Wolves as Pets in the United States

    In Helen Benedict's novel Wolf Season, a character illegally keeps pet wolves behind a fence on her upstate New York property. At first her neighbors don't believe she actually has wolves – they think it's just a rumor passed around by ... Beyond the Book
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    La Belle Sauvage
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    I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I heard that Philip Pullman would be revisiting the world he brought to ...

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    Godstow Abbey

    In his first trilogy, His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman brings readers into the story through an intense use of space; he gives us a fantastical Oxford, but described in such a way that readers could visit the real place and trace Lyra's adventures ... Beyond the Book
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    Leonardo da Vinci
    by Walter Isaacson

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    The name Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most recognized in all of Western history, and his paintings are some of the most beloved works of the Renaissance. In November 2017, ...

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    The Education Revolution

    The term 'Renaissance man' means a polymath, or someone who excels at many fields. Few people earned that moniker as brilliantly as Leonardo da Vinci, who actually lived during the height of the Italian Renaissance. Making his accomplishments even ... Beyond the Book

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    The Days When Birds Come Back
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    The Dry

    A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

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