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    Ann Patchett’s newest novel, State of Wonder, begins when a Minnesota pharmaceutical company receives word that one of its researchers has perished “from fever” deep in the Amazon jungle,

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    “Ms. Black has created a deliciously dark and edgy world quite unlike anything else in today’s teen literature.

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    “What Tutu: Authorized reveals, in meticulous and articulate detail, is the little man’s fearless and unflagging determination and his crucial role in the fight against one of the

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    The editors of this work state in the preface that Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice is the result of an interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the US Institute of Peace, Washi

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    “. . . a versatile book . . . part entertaining picture book, part mini-encyclopedia . . .”

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    When reading the newest offering from an author you have read and enjoyed before, your first hope is that the story will be new and provide more insight into the subject at hand.

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    “With extensive notes and bibliography, coupled with many tables and illustrations, Learning from the Wounded is an excellent book for anyone interested in Civil War medicine.”

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    Carthage shows an author still in command of her vision . . .”

    Pity the first-time reader of Joyce Carol Oates.

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    “It seems, indeed, that author Gallagher and her subject share more in common when it comes to the art of subterfuge.”

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    “What If the author had written an actual coherent book instead of this accumulation of scraps, bric-a-brac, and castoff bits from her 1980s New Age screeds?”

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    “. . . the author unravels the secrets of how plants grow in her quest to understand the fundamentals of botany and transform herself into a better gardener in the process.”

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    “The author takes neither a pro-drug nor an anti-drug stance, simply describing how human beings have repeatedly drugged themselves throughout the ages.”

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    “Author Lowell keeps the tension building from the start, accumulating information and supposition into a lovely layer cake of mystery.

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    “. . . apparently in author Bushkin’s mind his requirement of confidentiality expired along with his client.

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    Few books deftly yet thoroughly cover a wide range of topics in a single volume; The Emperor of All Maladies is undoubtedly one of these rare books.

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    MacLeod shows that with determination, focus, and the willingness to take risks, fairytales can actually come true.”

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