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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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    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 the concept is an 'umbrella term which ... Beyond the Book
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    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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    All Tomorrow's Parties
    by Rob Spillman

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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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