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And West is West

by Ron Childress
ISBN:9781616205232

Winner of the prestigious PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, This is an inspired novel about the devastating power of new technology to corrupt innocent lives.

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Astonish Me

by Maggie Shipstead
ISBN:97803079662904

Joan is a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the United States. While Arslan's career takes off, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she marries her longtime admirer, PhD student Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California and watches her son Harry become a ballet prodigy. But when Harry's success brings him in contact with Arslan, secrets are revealed.

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The Secret of Raven Point

by Jennifer Vanderbes
ISBN:9781439167007

Volunteering as a World War II Army nurse after receiving a letter from her missing-in-action soldier brother, Juliet finds her search hindered by field hospital work and the court-martial of a wounded deserter who may hold answers.

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