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Finn
Finn
This novel is about Huckleberry Finn's father, Pap, and runs parallel to the classic by Mark Twain. Gary Van Harn, Padnos International Center assistant, said the book was brooding and fascinating. He called it an overlooked masterpiece, and said it's the story Twain would have written if he lived in this century. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Jon Clinch
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Recommendations: 1107
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Mapping the Edge
Mapping the Edge
In this suspenseful thriller, a mother leaves on a short trip to Italy but does not return to London on her scheduled flight. Rachel Siglow, executive secretary to the president, said Dunant wrote the story as two on-going narratives and readers decide which story to believe. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Sarah Dunant
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Recommendations: 1112
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Ginger Randall, associate dean of students, enjoyed this book about 19th century China as told through the experiences of two young girls, Lily and Snow Flower, from childhood through adulthood. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Lisa See
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Recommendations: 1121
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Spies of Warsaw
Spies of Warsaw
The 10 (so far) World War II espionage novels of Alan Furst -- beginning with "Night Soldiers" (1988) -- are much more than mere spy thrillers, according to University Libraries' Director of Special Collections Robert Beasecker. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Alan Furst
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Recommendations: 1085
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The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
Professor of Writing Catherine Frerichs recently re-read this satirical novel about late 19th century New York society. "This time, I was struck by the nuances in Wharton's descriptions of the people who live in this stifling world," she said. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Edith Wharton
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Recommendations: 1088
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