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    Do Not Become Alarmed
    by Maile Meloy

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    Full disclosure: I've never had any desire to go on a cruise. I start getting antsy and claustrophobic after a two-hour harbor boat ride, so a multi-week Caribbean jaunt ...

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    Cruise Ship Catastrophes

    The disaster at the heart of Do Not Become Alarmed unfolds while the characters are on a shore excursion, but certainly some of the more notorious cruise ship disasters have taken place on the ships themselves. Some cruise ship voyages are truly ... Beyond the Book
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    by Patricia Lockwood

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    Patricia Lockwood is a poet and the daughter of Greg Lockwood, a Catholic priest. While Catholic priests are not ordinarily permitted to marry, special permission can be ...

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    Marriage in the Catholic Clergy

    While Catholic priests are not permitted to be married, exceptions are made for those who convert after marriage, as was the case with Lockwood's father. This loophole was established in 1980 by Pope John Paul II, and as a result there are roughly ... Beyond the Book
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    Before We Sleep
    by Jeffrey Lent

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    Katey Snow, aged seventeen, leaves home one night. "There was a void within her and one that could be filled only by heading east." At first, we're not sure why she has ...

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    Folk and Bluegrass Music

    In Before We Sleep, Oliver, a World War II veteran, repairs fiddles for others to play folk and bluegrass tunes. Fiddles and violins are essentially the same instrument (for more about this, read the 'Beyond the Book' for Black River), but the ... Beyond the Book
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    The Hermit
    by Thomas Rydahl

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    If you can be comfortable with Scandinavian noir played out against the sun-drenched backdrop of balmy Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, you're in for a treat. Rydahl's ...

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    Obsessive Personality

    In Thomas Rydahl's The Hermit, protagonist Erhard Jørgensen displays an obsessive personality. He is mildly obsessed with the finger he is missing on one hand and so obsessed with having ten fingers he resorts to a rather unconventional ... Beyond the Book

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