Sara's Staff Picks

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A Fine Balance (Vintage International) By Rohinton Mistry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400030651
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 2001

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea.

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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) By Diana Wynne Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

"You've probs seen the Hayao Miyazaki movie, so fall in love with Sophie and Howl and Calcifer in a completely new way!" - Sara

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Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel By Dorothy Allison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452297753
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2012

"The OG Hillbilly Elegy, but way better. beautiful & sad, and so worth it for the awareness of U.S. class issues." - Sara

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Rose Under Fire By Elizabeth Wein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423184690
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014

"A WWII concentration camp story that's worth the emotional work. Get to know the Ravensbrück rabbits who will inspire you to fight the system!" - Sara