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The Runaways

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Three teenagers, bent by circumstances beyond themselves, run headlong into the dark realities of the modern world in Fatima Bhutto’s stunning novel "The Runaways". Anita Rose is “everything and nothing at once,” according to her... Read More

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Three

by Michelle Anne Schingler

D. A. Mishani’s "Three" is a gripping novel that begins with an affair and continues through the salacious surprises and everyday horrors of contemporary dating. What pains Orna most about her recent divorce is that her ex-husband is... Read More

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A Gift for Amma

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Experience the colorful chaos of market day in India as a young girl shops for something special among the stalls. Forget boring brown and black: here you’ll find terracotta and cardamom, charcoal and kebabs. "A Gift for Amma" is a... Read More

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Cyrus the Great

by Jeff Fleischer

For myriad reasons, King Cyrus II, founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, is one of the most compelling figures of ancient history. Stephen Dando-Collins’s expert biography, "Cyrus the Great", combines ancient and modern sources for... Read More

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