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Uncommon Reader
(Alan Bennett)
The Uncommon reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely and comes to question the prescribed order of the world. [Fiction 128 pages] [Added 8/10] [39093063349898]
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Fiction

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128 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Under the wide and starry sky: a novel
(Horan, Nancy.)
"In her masterful new novel, Nancy Horan has recreated a love story that is as unique, passionate, and overwhelmingly powerful as the one between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney depicted so memorably in Loving Frank. Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet in rural France in 1875, when Fanny, having run away from her philandering husband back in California, takes refuge there with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And so begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world"-- Provided by publisher
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Authors -- Fiction
Women artists -- Fiction
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Contemporary Women


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Underground railroad: a novel
(Whitehead, Colson, )
A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.
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Underground Railroad -- Fiction
Fugitive slaves United States -- Fiction
FICTION Historical

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313 p

Kit Level: Adult

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