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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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    Havana
    by Mark Kurlansky

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    History with flavor...culture with spice...language with gusto...it 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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    Mercies in Disguise
    by Gina Kolata

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    All 38 Bookbrowse readers who reviewed the book gave it either four or five stars for a total overall rating of 4.7.

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    Genetic Testing

    Mercies in Disguise discusses the impact of a rare genetic disease on a South Carolina family. Genetic testing's history dates back to the discovery of chromosomes – the part of the cell that contains the genes which control how a ... Beyond the Book

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