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Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius? and introduces him to heartache.
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Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius? and introduces him to heartache.

Blindness

by Jose Saramago

|October 15, 1999

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A city is hit by an epidemic of white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this…
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With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is…
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Much maligned in pre-war Germany, the short story enjoyed a creative rebirth in 1945. Initially imported by the Allies, the form also matched perfectly the prevailing mood of irony, objectivity and mistrust of the didactic. With the original German text running…
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Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multi-layered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with…

Chernowitz

by Fran Arrick

|May 1, 1983

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Ninth grade, that’s when it all began for Bobby Cherno. He’d never minded school, and he’d always had friends to play soccer or go sailing with. Emmet Sundback changed that. Big, mean Emmet—nobody liked him, but everyone followed his lead.…

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by Nick Hornby

|October 7, 2008

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity, and About A Boy. For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten…

One Bird

by Kyoko Mori

|September 30, 1996

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"STUNNING, EVOCATIVE . . . [A] well-crafted coming-of-age novel." --School Library Journal Fifteen-year-old Megumi was very sad when her parents broke up. But now, with her mother running off on a "trip" to her own childhood home, Megumi is…

What I Was: A Novel

by Meg Rosoff

|December 30, 2008

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From the 2016 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren award and author of international bestseller   How I Live Now,  National Book Award   finalist  Picture Me Gone , and most recently  Jonathan Unleashed Finn was a beautiful orphan. H was a…

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

|September 27, 1994

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"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who…
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Excellent reading in either Spanish or English, the eight short stories in this collection by authors including Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Camilo José Cela have been chosen for their readability and literary merit. Seven are from…