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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Gisella Licari, affiliate professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, said this novel presents the female world through deep emotions and experiences. It portrays daily life situations beyond the geographic boundaries of its setting in Afghanistan by engaging the reader with an enchanting journey from slavery to freedom, she said. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Khaled Hosseini
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Recommendations: 1219
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Allies & Adversaries: Equinox Trilogy Volume One
Allies & Adversaries: Equinox Trilogy Volume One
The Evil is guarded by a powerful wizard. His assassination will put the fate of the world in the hands of an unlikely hero. Aided by four elven wizards, a retired knight, an assassin, and a spoiled princess, he will be forced into a world of lawlessness and cruelty. With no experience outside the walls of servitude, he will rise to the challenges put before him. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: DJ Stearns
Keywords: fantasy, adventure, giant, elf, vampire
Recommendations: 949
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Blindness
Blindness
A mysterious mass epidemic of blindness suddenly spreads throughout a city, causing widespread panic and a breakdown of social order and human solidarity. CLAS Associate Dean Gary Stark said this novel is an allegory about our mutual interdependence and what happens when compassion for strangers gives way to a brutal struggle for survival. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Jose Saramago
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Recommendations: 1231
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Courage
Courage
Melissa Peraino, director of educational outreach for Continuing Education, said Courage was written in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Peraino said that while it's a story she likes to read to her kids, it reminds us all, "There are many kinds of courage. Awesome kinds, and everyday kinds." The illustrations are simple and yet fairly inclusive. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Bernard Waber
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Recommendations: 1176
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Divisadero
Divisadero
A new novel by the author of The English Patient captivated Patricia Clark, professor of writing and GVSU poet-in-residence. The book follows a California family torn apart by violence. Clark called Ondaatje's writing gorgeous and said, You cannot read the opening section or chapter and put this one down. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Michael Ondaatje
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Recommendations: 1224
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