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Suggested One Read: Girl in Translation

Each year a number of books that explore social issues are nominated for One Read. Jean Kwok’s “Girl in Translation” is one such novel.  Main character Kimberly Chang emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn and begins a secret double … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Cutting for Stone

We continue to highlight just some of the more than 100 books nominated for One Read 2016. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese has been a favorite of book clubs since its publication in 2009. In the novel, twin brothers born … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Flight Behavior

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver is known for using literary fiction to deliver social messages, and her book “Flight Behavior,” nominated for One Read 2014, is no exception with its focus on global warming. Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent Tennessee farm wife engaging in … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Like our last highlighted One Read recommendation, David Finkel’s “Thank You For Your Service,” “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” by Ben Fountain deals with soldiers returning from war. The books’ publisher describes this satirical novel as an exploration of “the gaping … Continue reading

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