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Swann: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - And a literary odyssey begins. Four narrators—sarah maloney, a feminist writer; frederic Cruzzi, an editor; Morton Jimroy, a biographer; and Rose Hindmarch, Mary’s only friend—all have a stake in the deceased poet’s work. Arthur ellis best crime novel award winner: A “funny, poignant, surprising” Margaret Atwood literary detective story centering around a murdered poet.
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The Kashmir ShawlThe Overlook Press #ad - A gorgeous treat. Choice. An engrossing, intelligent, and satisfying read. Booklist starred review “mystery, a great love, intrigue, passion, and a terrible sorrow all come together to make The Kashmir Shawl a very touching and satisfying read. Barbara taylor bradford “A spellbinding tale . . . The beloved, bestselling author delivers “an epic tale .
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