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The Orchard

by Theresa Weir
ISBN:9780446584692

Describes the author's marriage to the favorite son of local orchard-owners whose bad luck makes them seem cursed and depicts the newlyweds' life on the farm amidst pesticides, environmental destruction, and death.

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Quiet :the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

by Susan Cain
ISBN:9780307352149

Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

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White Heat

by M.J. McGrath
ISBN:9780670022489

Investigating the murder of an adventurist under her watch, half-Inuit Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk teams up with police sergeant Derek Palliser when she realizes that the victim's tour group was searching for something specific.

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Arcadia

by Lauren Groff
ISBN:9781401340872

In a haunting story of the American dream, Bit, born in a back-to-nature commune in 1970s New York State, must come to grips with the outside world when the commune eventually fails.

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Gypsy Boy

by Mikey Walsh
ISBN:9780312622084

Mikey Walsh didn’t know what life was like beyond his Gypsy community. But after fleeing home at age fifteen, he had no choice but to find out. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are wary of outsiders, and if you choose to leave, you can never come back. Torn between his family and his heart, Mikey at last decided to set out on his own. He soon discovered the outside world wasn’t all that he expected, and his life would never be the same again. A shocking yet ultimately triumphant memoir, Gypsy Boy on the Run follows Mikey as he comes to terms with himself, his family, and his past—and builds a new life for himself.

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