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    All Tomorrow's Parties
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    In this absorbing memoir, co-founder of Tin House magazine, Rob Spillman, recalls his artistic coming of age bookended by periods in Berlin, first as a child reeling from the ...

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    German Reunification

    In his memoir All Tomorrow's Parties, Rob Spillman, the son of American expat musicians, includes a flashback to his childhood in Germany. He paints a bleak portrait of East Berlin in the 1970s, with its worthless currency, 'sour-faced' military ... Beyond the Book
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    Strangers in Their Own Land
    by Arlie Russell Hochschild

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    Arlie Russell Hochschild's dive into the heart of Tea Party America is as good a glimpse of right wing philosophy as an East Coast born, Berkeley educated sociologist can...

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    Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild's eleventh book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, was a 2016 National Book Award finalist. She has also written several magazine and newspaper articles and essays, ... Beyond the Book
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    The Dry
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    After receiving a letter from his childhood friend's father, Aaron Falk, a Melbourne police officer specializing in financial fraud, drives five hours north to the drought-...

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    The Big Dry - Rivers and Drought in Australia

    The Big Dry was a nine-year drought experienced in Southeastern Australia from 2003 to 2012. The region suffered the most severe dry period in recorded history and assumptions made by early pioneering colonists – that there would always be ... Beyond the Book
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    Night of Fire
    by Colin Thubron

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    Each seemingly separate chapter of Night of Fire is a gem—perspectives on life and death, love and loss, time and truth, and God. The novel reads like a collection of ...

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    Breathtaking Butterflies

    Night of Fire frequently references butterflies, often ethereal, almost infinite in variation, and miraculous in their metamorphosis: '...the butterfly's resurrection was different: the winged angel risen from a worm...It showed that anything could ... Beyond the Book

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