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    Smoke
    by Dan Vyleta

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    In Dan Vyleta's universe, set in an alternate Victorian England, people engaging in sinful thought or behavior are marked by a cloud of dark smoke manifesting their ...

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    London Fog

    Vyleta's Smoke draws inspiration from the very real issue of smog in Victorian London, the result of fog off the Thames river mixing with smoke from early industrialization and coal-burning fires in homes. This is hinted at when the novel's young ... Beyond the Book
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    Golden Hill
    by Francis Spufford

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    Spufford brings American history to raucous life through the story of Mr. Richard Smith, a mysterious British stranger arriving in New York in 1746 to collect a debt owed by a...

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    Guy Fawkes Night

    In one of the most memorable sequences in Golden Hill, the protagonist, Mr. Smith, attends a Guy Fawkes Night celebration that goes terribly awry after an effigy of the Pope is burned. Smith is taken for Catholic and pursued by an angry drunken mob. ... Beyond the Book
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    Midnight at the Electric
    by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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    The world changes, but humanity stays the same. Whether a book takes place in the year 1510 or 2010, we can still relate to the characters, because despite their differences, ...

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    Climate Fiction: A Glimpse into the Growing Genre

    In Midnight at the Electric, it is the year 2065, and teenager Adri is part of a carefully selected group departing Earth forever to live on Mars. Although the story takes place less than 50 years from now, massive planetary destruction has already ... Beyond the Book
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    News of the World
    by Paulette Jiles

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    Paulette Jiles brings the landscape of late 19th century Texas to life in this novel long-listed for the National Book Award about an unlikely friendship that is formed ...

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    Late 19th Century Texas

    Paulette Jiles' News of the World takes place in late 19th century Texas. Much of the state's land was untamed and rugged, but in this time between the end of the Reconstruction and the beginning of the Progressive Era, Texas changed and grew, as did... Beyond the Book

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