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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents ...

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Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city ...

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Blue Nights

In The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion wrote about the sudden death of her husband. In this book she ...

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The Death of Eli Gold

In New York's Mt. Sinai hospital, the world's greatest living writer, Eli Gold, is dying. Witnessing his death are his ...

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Lost Memory of Skin

Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake ...

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A Walk-On Part: Diaries 1994-1999

The third and final volume of Chris Mullin's acclaimed diaries begins on the night John Smith died in May 1994, ...

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