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German Girl, The
Armando Lucas Correa

Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, to the tumult of present-day Havana.

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Girl on the Train, The
Paula Hawkins

Three women, three men, connected through marriage or infidelity. Each is to blame for something. But only one is a killer in this nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession.

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Girl Who Was Saturday Night, The
Heather O'Neill

Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay are the only children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children as Little Noushcka and Little Nicolas, the twins' self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade.

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Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience.

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Grapes of Wrath The
Steinbeck, John

The saga of the Oklahoma farm family the Joads confronted by the death of the loved one and loss of their home and possessions during the Depression. The Joads are forced to travel from migrant camp to migrant camp, find most people they meet along the way despise and reject, yet, they remain focused on the ultimate realization of a dream: jobs, high pay, and a new life in the promised land of California.

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Great Alone, The
Hannah, Kristin

Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Juliet Ashton is a young writer emerging from the ashes of bombed-out London following the Second World War. One day, while in search of a topic for her next book, Juliet receives a mysterious letter. Who writes a letter to the previous owner of a second-hand book? What kind of eccentricities await her as she gets to know the members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Written as a series of letter, notes, telegrams and various other forms of correspondence, this novel uses charm and warmth to explore enduring themes of freedom, resistance, love and the power of words.

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Guide for the Perplexed, A
Dara Horn

Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds will reveal the power and perils of what Josie's ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten.

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Half-Blood Blues
Esi Eduygan

Half-Blood Blues, winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize is a story set in Paris about music, race, love and loyalty.

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Hare with amber eyes, The : a family's century of art and loss
de Waal, Edmund

The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.

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