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The Age of Shiva

by Manil Suri
ISBN: 0393065693
Marrying in order to escape an overbearing father, Meera is further victimized by her physically demanding husband and lustful brother-in-law, a circumstance from which she finds fleeting escape through her relationships with her sister-in-law and young son.

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The Night Stalker

by James Swain
ISBN: 0345475526
A specialist in finding missing persons, ex-cop Jack Carpenter is stunned when he is hired by convicted serial killer Abb Smith to find Smith's grandson, only to discover that the case involves Heather Rinker, a childhood friend of Jack's own daughter.

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Burning Bright

by Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 052594978X
Presents a sweeping and romantic tale set against the historical backdrop of William Blake's London.

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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: the story of an African childhood /

by Robyn Scott
ISBN: 1594201595
A memoir of a very unique childhood and family touching on homeschooling, racism, set in Botswana. Recommended as an excellent first effort by writer Robyn Scott.

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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food /

by Jennifer Lee
ISBN : 0446580074
"A woman's search for the world's greatest Chinese restaurant proves that egg rolls are as American as apple pie"--Provided by publisher.

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Hope’s Boy: a Memoir

by Andrew Bridge
ISBN: 1401303226
Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement.

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Homecoming

by Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 9780375420917
Losing his father during World War II, Peter Debauer grows up with his mother and few memories of his father, until, as an adult, he embarks on a quest in search of his missing father, a man who continuously reinvents himself to stay alive.

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Every Last Cuckoo

by Kate Maloy
ISBN: 9781565125414
A seventy-five-year old widow, Sarah finds new meaning brought to her life after her home becomes a kind of refuge for her restless granddaughter, an Israeli pacifist, a homeless mother and son, and a victim of domestic violence.

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