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    The Last Mrs. Parrish
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    Amber has lived in poverty all her life, and she has had enough. Of course, wishing to have money and power doesn't make it so, but Amber isn't one to sit quietly in the ...

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    Familial Co-Authors using One Name

    According to their website, 'Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine.' Hearing this piqued my curiosity regarding, not simply literary collaborations (there are tons of those), but writers who collaborate ... Beyond the Book
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    Never Coming Back
    by Alison McGhee

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    A Snapshot of the Adirondacks

    Alison McGhee tells her story in Never Coming Back against the backdrop of the wildly varied ecosystems of New York State's Adirondack Region, located in the most northern part of the state close to the borders of Canada and Vermont. The ... Beyond the Book
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    Solar Bones
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    Written in a poetic, line-breaking style, Mike McCormack's Solar Bones reads with a breathless urgency. The narrator, Marcus Conway, is a civil engineer with a wife and ...

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    The Angelus Prayer

    Solar Bones is set in the county of Mayo in Ireland, where the narrator can distinctly hear the village church bell ringing its 'six chimes of three across a minute and a half;' he refers to it as the Angelus bell. The Angelus bell is essentially ... Beyond the Book
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    The Floating World
    by C. Morgan Babst

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    In this novel, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, C. Morgan Babst depicts an apocalypse worthy of dystopian science fiction in arresting detail. While this is a fictional ...

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    Hurricane Katrina's Racial Implications

    New Orleans was, and is, a city with a majority African-American population (nearly 67% in 2005), and the racial implications of the government's response to Hurricane Katrina have come to define the way many people think of the storm. 68% of the ... Beyond the Book

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