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Study for Obedience

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A very strange book, and one that is so unique it is virtually guaranteed to evoke strong feelings in the reader - as this is a book that will challenge as much as it enthralls. Narrated by a voice that is ageless, unnamed, and only very loosely described as…

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The Damages

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A complex, challenging and thoroughly mesmerizing read. Rosalind Fisher is eighteen years old, a freshman at a preppy Ontario University. An unlikable character, Rosalind is self-absorbed, shallow, and focused on the single-minded pursuit of the β€˜cool’ kids, who she believes will automatically bolster her own insipid image. And Rosalind…

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The Vanishing Half

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gripping and evocative look at identity, belonging and the quest to resolve both, particularly when in conflict with society’s expectations. Stella and Desiree are identical twins, black by heritage yet so light-skinned they could pass for white, a possibility that holds promise in the racially explosive nineteen-sixties and…

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On the ravine

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A compassionate accounting of a complex and seemingly unsolvable problem, this book takes a fictionalized look at a real-life physician’s perspective of drug addiction, focusing on fentanyl, heroin and opiates, and the depths of despair such an addiction cannot help but reveal. As Dr Chen, who runs a Toronto-based…

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