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April 22

In the Time of the Butterflies

Julia Alvarez · Algonquin Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does...
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May 27

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic,...
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June 24

The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 144
Format: Book

Pearl Buck's 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about the rise and fall of Chinese villagers before World War I comes to life in this evocative graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi.

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July 22

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver · Harper
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from...

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