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    Manhattan Beach
    by Jennifer Egan

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    Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, has turned her writer's eye toward historical fiction with Manhattan Beach, primarily set in ...

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    New York City Women During World War II

    In Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan has produced a closely researched exploration of life in New York City during World War II and describes a range of ways in which New York women became involved in the war effort. Brooklyn Navy Yard During the ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

    The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
    by Cherise Wolas

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    Over half of those who reviewed Cherise Wolas' debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, rated it a glowing 5 stars. But about a quarter disliked it intensely, resulting in...

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    Advice Books for Juggling Careers & Motherhood

    In The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, the eponymous main character struggles to maintain her career as a writer while raising two children. She is not alone; thousands of women grapple with this issue every day. In recent years many books have been ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Sing, Unburied, Sing

    Sing, Unburied, Sing
    by Jesmyn Ward

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    "I like to think I know what death is. I like to think that it's something I could look at straight." These haunting lines come from the mouth of 13-year-old Jojo. With ...

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    Prison Labor

    In Sing, Unburied, Sing, Pop serves time at the notorious Parchman prison in Mississippi, the maximum security state penitentiary. While a prisoner, he toils in the cotton fields. 'I'd worked, but never like that,' he recalls. 'Never sunup to sundown... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: You Bring the Distant Near

    You Bring the Distant Near
    by Mitali Perkins

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    For immigrants in the United States, who we are and where we are from are inextricably tied together. Mitali Perkins' You Bring the Distant Near (long listed for the ...

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    The Intricacies of Interwoven Cultural Identities

    You Bring the Distant Near is successful, in large part, because of the way Mitali Perkins reveals the many, many intricacies of cultural identities, quietly challenging a western sense of the immigrant as stereotypical 'other.' She makes many ... Beyond the Book

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    Never Coming Back
    by Alison McGhee

    A moving exploration of growing up and growing old, and the ties that bind parents and children.
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    All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

    A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

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    Tucked in to the Appalachian Mountains, the people of Baines Creek live a hard luck, hard scrabble life. Tied together by tradition, misfortune, and a distrust of ...
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