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Nora Webster

By Colm Toibin
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Nora Webster is a young Irish widow left with four children who struggles with loneliness and poverty when her beloved husband,...»

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Two Lives

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Children born to Norwegian natives and German occupiers during World War II were taken to Germany and raised there.  One of these...»

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Nora Webster

By Colm Toibin
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Nora Webster is a young Irish widow left with four children who struggles with loneliness and poverty when her beloved husband,...»

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By Jeffrey S. Bland
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A Tale for the Time Being

By Ruth Ozeki
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This imaginative story by Ruth Ozeki follows a split narrative between Nao, a 16-year-old Tokyo resident, and Ruth, a woman living in...»

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

By Richard Flanagan
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Australian author Richard Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for this literary war story. This is a grimly realistic book with...»

Nora Webster

By Colm Toibin
Book

Nora Webster is a young Irish widow left with four children who struggles with loneliness and poverty when her beloved husband,...»

Two Lives

DVD

Children born to Norwegian natives and German occupiers during World War II were taken to Germany and raised there.  One of these...»

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Tabula Rasa

By Downie, Ruth

Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla.  In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers.  Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).  

Pure and Special: Gourmet Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

By Mittal, Vidhu

If cookbooks make your mouth water, this one will make you drool.  Vidhu Mittal takes Indian-Veg to a new level with recipes that are rich in texture, color, and flavor.  Each recipe contains a full color layout, both English and Indian ingredient lists, and historical sidebars with interesting tidbits about the food and its presentation and meaning.  Hearty Jackfruit Rice n Spice, anyone? 

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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