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    Music of the Ghosts
    by Vaddey Ratner

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    Music of the Ghosts is about healing and forgiveness, but it is also about identity and the revival of Cambodian culture. The novel follows Vaddey Ratner's highly ...

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    Traditional Cambodian Music

    Traditional Cambodian music plays a key role in Music of the Ghosts. Hearing it triggers memories for both of the story's main characters, and three hand-made instruments—a single-stringed lute, an oboe, and a drum—set the plot in... Beyond the Book
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    Castle of Water
    by Dane Huckelbridge

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    Paul Gauguin: A Flawed Artist

    In Castle of Water, one of the characters is headed to the Marquesas Islands, part of French Polynesia, because he wants to pay his respects to the renowned French painter, Paul Gauguin, who breathed his last there. Paul Gauguin was born in 1848 ... Beyond the Book
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    by Mark Kurlansky

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    History with flavor...culture with spice...language with would be hard to find a better mix of messages about one of North America's oldest cities than this ...

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    José Martí - Havana's Poet Revolutionary

    Mark Kurlansky's Havana begins with this poetic snippet: El corazón es un loco Que no sabe de un color. (The heart is a fool that knows no color.) The composer is the highly regarded José Martí, a significant figure ... Beyond the Book
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    Temporary People
    by Deepak Unnikrishnan

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    In this powerful and innovative collection of 28 short stories, Deepak Unnikrishnan presents a window into the lives of the "temporary" workers of the United Arab Emirates, ...

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    The United Arab Emirates

    Temporary People is set largely in the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven states located on the Persian Gulf. Each of the seven, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwan have their own local governments, ... Beyond the Book

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