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Esther Goldfaden is a Holocaust survivor and now lives out her days in New York, a city that has given her a whole new life, with her daughter Rosalind and her husband Frank and her granddaughters,

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Clarissa made one mistake, she was too polite, and has paid for it ever since.

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A First Book of Nature is a stunning collection of earthly observations distilled and repackaged for the inquisitive eyes of children.

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Turning the Stones
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Turning the Stones by Debra Daley is a richly atmospheric historical novel set in the late eighteenth century full of intrigue, suspense and twists.

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Unexpectedly freed from slavery during the American Civil War, Charley finds herself displaced, wandering and alone, facing the challenges and bewilderment that change brings.

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