Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, a Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?
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Meet Enzo, a wise old dog filled with observations about his racecar driving owner, Denny, and the life they share together. Lamenting the fact that he lacks the proper vocal chords, tongue, and thumbs to better navigate the world of people, he nevertheless thinks like one of the family. In this charming story Denny employs racing strategies to overcome life’s calamities in an effort to find success both on and off the track.
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In this compelling debut novel, the author, herself a Harvard neuroscientist, imagines the life of a celebrated professor, who, at the height of her career notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. By turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, this novel captures, in remarkable detail, what it is like to literally lose one's mind.
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In this beautifully-written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who, in search of a better life, fled the South for northern and western cities. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
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A 5-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who abducted her as a teenager and held her prisoner for seven years.
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