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In her latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee tackles a moral conundrum that promises to push all the buttons around freedom of choice.
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“Long before immigration was a topic we debated daily, sometimes hourly, Edwidge Danticat wrote for, and about, immigrants.”
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“Khemlin has created an unforgettable character and opened a window onto a world more people should know about.”
Everyone knows about the migration crisis that erupted out of the Syrian civil war.
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Donna Andrews has done it again: served up another amusing and intelligent adventure in her Meg Langslow cozy mystery series—now up to volume 25.
“The Tenth Muse reminds us of the great injustices done to women in a male-dominated world.”
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