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Girl in Translation

by Jean Kwok
ISBN:9781594487569

Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly Chang begins a secret double life as an exceptional schoolgirl during the day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by her first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty.

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Girl in Translation

by Jean Kwok
ISBN:9781594487569

Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly Chang begins a secret double life as an exceptional schoolgirl during the day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by her first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty.

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Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived on That House

by Meghan Daum
ISBN:9780307270665

Chronicles the author's obsession with finding the perfect house, which culminated in her depleting her life savings to purchase a 900-square-foot bungalow with ancient plumbing and a junk-filled garage.

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False Mermaid

by Erin Hart
ISBN:9781416563761

Convinced that her brother-in-law was responsible for her sister's murder, Nora returns to Minnesota when her brother-in-law prepares to marry again; while her sometime partner, Cormac, confronts the return of his estranged father.

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Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

by James Shapiro
ISBN:9781416541622

Examines current debates about the actual authors of Shakespeare's plays, citing challenges from famous historical figures while discussing the sources of modern doubts and the author's own beliefs.
 

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31 Bond Street

by Ellen Horan
ISBN:9780061773969

Dr. Harvey Burdell, a prominent New York City dentist, is found stabbed and decapitated in his townhouse, and police promptly arrest the widow who managed his house and servants, but attorney Henry Clinton swiftly comes to her defense.

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