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Books 41 to 50 of 219 total found for Adults
Circling the Sun
Paula McLain

Beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. A fictitious account of Beryl's life set in colonial Kenya in the 1920s.

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Clear Light of Day
Desai, Anita

The lives of two sisters are contrasted when the one who escaped the traditional life of India returns home and causes the one left behind to re-evaluate her life.

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Cockroach
Rawi Hage

During a cold Montreal winter, an immigrant tries to hang himself from a tree in a local park. In subsequent sessions with a well-intentioned but naive therapist, the story of the man's violent childhood in a war-torn country is gradually revealed.

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Color of Water: a Black man's tribute to his white mother
McBride, James

In The Color of Water, author James McBride writes both his autobiography and a tribute to the life of his mother, Ruth McBride. Ruth came to America when she was a young girl in a family of Polish Jewish immigrants. Ruth married Andrew Dennis McBride, a black man from North Carolina. James's childhood was spent in a chaotic household of twelve children who had neither the time nor the outlet to ponder questions of race and identity.

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Complicated kindness A
Toews, Miriam

In this coming-of-age story of Nomi a sixteen year old girl growing up in the middle of nowhere. Her hometown is East Village in Manitoba populated almost entirely by Mennonites. East Village has no bars, discos, pool halls or McDonald’s. The town is governed by fundamentalist religion. Nomi in her strict Mennonite community tries to come to terms with the collapse of her family.

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Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan

The outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

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Cutting For Stone
Verghese, Abraham

Twin brothers are orphaned at childbirth in Addis Ababa. When they fall in love with the same woman, one brother goes to work in an underfunded New York hospital. Here his past catches up with him.

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Dark Matter
Blake Crouch

A mind-bending, relentlessly paced science-fiction thriller, in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious--and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.

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Deafening
Frances Itani

A haunting story about the overarching power of love, set against the horrors of the First World War and its effect on the lives of two young Canadians.

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Deception of Livvy Higgs, The
Donna Morrissey

Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks which prompt her to revisit a past devastated by lies and secrets.

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