On the eve of World War II, Dr. Franz Adler, an Austrian Jew and renowned surgeon, is swept up in the wave of anti-Semitic violence washing over Vienna and flees to Shanghai with his daughter. There, at a Shanghai refugee hospital, Franz meets and falls in love with an enigmatic nurse, Soon Yi "Sunny" Mah. When the Japanese ally themselves militarily with Germany and overrun Shanghai, Adler struggles to keep the refugee hospital open while protecting his own family and trying to save the city's Jewish community from a terrible fate.
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India in 1975 is in social and political chaos. The corrupt and brutal government has just declared a State of Emergency and within this environment four unforgettable characters from different backgrounds form an unlikely friendship. Through the dramatic and often shocking turns of their lives, we get a close up view of not only their world but of India itself.
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Lillian and Audrey hatch a plot to escape from Tranquil Meadows Nursing Home, "borrow" a car, and spend their hastily planned vacation time driving to destinations west. They set out on their journey having forgotten that their memory problems might make driving and following directions difficult. Then they meet up with the unsuspecting Rayne, a young man also heading west in hope of reconciling with his family. Without minimizing the realities of old age, dementia, and frailty, Lillian and Audrey's story is rich with laughter, adventure, and hope.
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of his ghastly appearance and strange upbringing.
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