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    The Pianist from Syria
    by Aeham Ahmad

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    Ahmad and his PianoAeham Ahmad became famous as the face of Syrian suffering when a photo of him playing piano in the ruins of his hometown Yarmouk went viral in 2015. The father of two boys, ...

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    The Smiling Man
    by Joseph Knox

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    Joseph Knox's latest turns on a simple premise: an unidentified and unidentifiable murdered man is discovered in the fourth floor suite of an abandoned hotel in Manchester. ...

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    The Heavens
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    I've been a big fan of Sandra Newman's writing ever since reading her 2014 novel The Country of Ice Cream Star. I've recommended this novel – in which the rapid ...

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    The Heavens is not an easy novel to categorize, but on at least one level, it participates in a category of fantasy literature called a 'time-slip' novel, in which a character travels between two or more separate timelines. The mechanism for the ... Beyond the Book
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    Book Jacket: Sugar Run

    Sugar Run
    by Mesha Maren

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    Mesha Maren's debut novel is a plunge into the depths of the dark Southern gothic with pulsing and dynamic prose. Her characters are vividly drawn, her plot taut with a ...

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    Beyond the Book: Finding Employment After Prison

    In Sugar Run, the principal protagonist Jodi McCarty has just been released from prison after serving a nearly 20-year term. She finds life as a free woman more difficult than she imagined, largely due to her inability to find gainful employment. ... Beyond the Book

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