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The Marsh King's Daughter

Karen Dionne · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Book

The Marsh King's Daughter combines suspense, survival, and gothic family drama in the vast wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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New Boy

TRACY CHEVALIER · HOGARTH PR
Pages: 288
Format: Book

Recommended by K.P., Medina Library.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello (not a play I was familiar with), Chevalier sets her story in 1974 suburban Washington, D.C.. A “new boy” Osei Kokote arrives at his new school playground and all activity stops...

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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

Recommended by N.S., Brunswick Library.

This is a fascinating memoir told by a young Korean woman. The first part tells of her childhood in North Korea and offers a very personal and detailed view into this isolated, barbaric country. The next two parts talk about her life after...

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Guesswork: A Reckoning With Loss

MARTHA COOLEY · CATAPULT
Pages: 208
Format: Book

Recommended by H.K., Collection Resources Dept.

This collection of essays makes up a lovely memoir written by an American woman married to an Italian man, living frequently abroad. It didn't quite read like a travel journal, but the overt observations Martha Cooley makes...

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