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Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

“Luce’s new stranger children were small and beautiful and violent.” Thus begins this novel, which takes place in rural North Carolina in the early 1960s. The central character, Luce, inherits her murdered sister’s deeply disturbed children. This changes Luce’s isolated … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

State of Wonder is a remarkable novel that takes place in the Amazon jungle. Dr. Marina Singh, a pharmaceutical research scientist, is sent on a mission to discover the reasons behind her office mate’s death in the Amazon and to … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

This is the story of an unusual friendship that developed between poor, uneducated Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster in early 1800’s England, pre-Darwin. They shared a common passion, fossil hunting and through trials and tribulations maintained a … Continue reading

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