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    The Blind
    by A.F. Brady

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    In The Blind, A. F. Brady, a licensed psychotherapist, takes readers inside a residential psychiatric facility in Manhattan and into the world of group therapy and borderline ...

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    Borderline Personality Disorder

    In her debut novel, The Blind, A.F. Brady, a licensed psychotherapist, has created a memorable narrator, Sam James, who suffers from borderline personality disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the handbook ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: The Rules of Magic

    The Rules of Magic
    by Alice Hoffman

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    Alice Hoffman's Rules of Magic is the long-awaited prequel to one of her most cherished novels, Practical Magic (1995). With the return of Bridget and Franny, Hoffman ...

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    Wise Women: Willfulness or Witchcraft?

    Whether talking about Rules of Magic or its predecessor, Practical Magic, Hoffman always makes one thing clear about the Owens sisters – there is something different about them. The town is not quite sure whether to revile or fear them, but ... Beyond the Book
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    Good Me Bad Me
    by Ali Land

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    Is a psychopath born or made? This is the terrifying question that author Ali Land explores in her debut novel Good Me, Bad Me. All of her life, Milly has been groomed to be ...

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    Notorious Female Serial Killers

    In Ali Land's debut, Good Me, Bad Me, Ruth Thompson is on trial for the heinous murders of multiple children. The case is notable not only for the particularly brutal nature of the crime, but also, in part, because Ruth is a woman, and society&#... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Five-Carat Soul

    Five-Carat Soul
    by James McBride

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    In the short story "Sonny's Blues," from the 1965 collection Going to Meet the Man, African-American author and social critic James Baldwin, known for his writing on race...

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    African-Americans Soldiers in the Civil War

    In 'Father Abe,' a short story in Five-Carat Soul, McBride mentions two all-black regiments that fought for the Union army during the Civil War — the 32nd United States Colored Infantry and the 9th Louisiana Colored Infantry. When war ... Beyond the Book

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    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

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