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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: 1140
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Song Yet Sung
Song Yet Sung
The ending alone is worth the read, said Lee Van Orsdel, dean of University Libraries. The powerfully imagined tale is told through the eyes of an escaped young slave woman, who endures a head injury and wakes up to find that she can see into the future. more info

Genre: Historical-Fiction
Author: James McBride
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Recommendations: 1218
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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: 1100
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Style
Style
Monica Johnstone, CLAS director of communications and advancement, said her first edition (1895) is a favorite possession, yet this classic is still available in paperback. Raleigh places the study of literary style in its fullest context as he shines a blinding light on the actor, the architect, the politician and the sculptor.  more info

Genre: Self-Help
Author: Walter Raleigh
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Recommendations: 1247
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Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island
Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island
Valerie Stoelzel, concert and arts information coordinator for the Department of Music, was drawn to this book having traveled to the Marshall Islands in 1999 for the adoption of her son. At 21, the author traveled to Ujae to teach English. He quickly learned what looked like paradise was actually one of the hardest places on earth to live. more info

Genre: Memoir
Author: Peter Rudiak-Gould
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Recommendations: 1236
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