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A Thousand Ways To Go Home Again: Celestial Bodies Readalikes

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi chronicles the changes in Oman during the past century. The waning of slavery and the loosening of traditional strictures are major themes of this novel, taking the form of a family saga. Love doesn't always come from where it's supposed to, and the…
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Top Picks: Margaret Atwood

We're celebrating Margaret Atwood's 80th birthday on November 18 by recommending some of our top picks by the prolific author. If you're a fan of Atwood, there's no doubt you know her stories are front and center today with The Handmaid's Tale television series, an adaptation of one of her most popular novels, The Handmaid's…
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