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Every once in a while you find that rare jewel of a book that leaves you breathless, at once wanting to begin again as soon as the last word is devoured, and unable to do so because of the great and important weight of the story. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is such a book. Sensually rich, gorgeously wrought, with characters that come alive on the page, and driven by a story that takes hold and does not let go, this tale shines a light on the small and often overlooked corners of war. Although set in World War II, the book's scope and breadth are far greater. It is a novel of humanity, and the questions we face in trying to preserve what makes us human in a world of unspeakable inhumanity; it is a novel of intrigue and suspense, the noose of the pursuit ...
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Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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