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Brother
Chariandy, David

An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991. Coming of age in The Park, a cluster of town houses and leaning concrete towers in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, Michael and Francis battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry -- teachers stream them into general classes; shopkeepers see them only as thieves; and strangers quicken their pace when the brothers are behind them. Always Michael and Francis escape into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness that cuts through their neighbourhood, where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves. Propelled by the pulsing beats and styles of hip hop, Francis, the older of the two brothers, dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.

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Ryan Knighton

C'mon Papa is Ryan Knighton's heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened.

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Call Me By Your Name
Aciman, André

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' house, a cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference to the other. But during the warm, languorous summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and on a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

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Calligrapher's daughter, The
Eugenia Kim

A captivating story of Korea under Japanese occupation and the intricate lives of a traditional Korean family.

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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call
Badami, Anita

Relates the stories of three women over fifty years from the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 to the explosion of Air India Flight 182 in 1985.

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Cane and Abe
James Grippando

A spellbinding novel of suspense in which Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.

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Case of the Missing Books, The: A Mobile Library Mystery
Ian Sansom

Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. As he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town he discovers that the rolling library's 15,000 volumes have mysteriously gone missing. It's up to Israel to discover who would steal them.

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Cat, The
Edeet Ravel

Single mother Elise has her world destroyed when her son is killed in a car accident.

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Cat's Table, The
Michael Ondantje

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. Looking back from adulthood, the narrator relates a tale about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage.

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Cheap: the high cost of discount culture
Shell, Ellen Ruppel

An Atlantic correspondent uncovers the true cost-in economic, political, and psychic terms-of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible.

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