June 24-30: A Runaway, A Francophile, An Ex-Wife And Rabies

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

by Rosecrans Baldwin

Paperback, 286 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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Francophile Rosecrans Baldwin haphazardly relocates to Paris, despite his lack of French language skills. He describes how the region considerably differed from his expectations, and how he tapped into his American optimism to overcome cultural challenges.

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The People of Forever are Not Afraid

The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid

by Shani Boianjiu

Paperback, 354 pages, Random Hous, Inc., $14, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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Three young women in Israel are conscripted into the army and struggle to stay friends as they see their lives change in unpredictable ways.

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How Should a Person Be?

How Should A Person Be?

by Sheila Heti

Paperback, 320 pages, St. Martin's Press, $16, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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Facing a creative dilemma after a failed marriage, Sheila gathers inspiration from a depraved and free-spirited artist who becomes her lover. Based on incidents from the author's true life, this fictional tale combines literary observations, self-help advice and unstinting confessions.

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Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time

by Carissa Phelps and Larkin Warren

Paperback, 311 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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A preadolescent runaway describes the violence and trauma that marked her early life before the unexpected kindness of a teacher helped her get off the streets. She went on to pursue a master's degree and now dedicates herself to helping other at-risk youth.

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Rabid

Rabid

A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

Paperback, 275 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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  • A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
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Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy's book charts the history, science and cultural mythology of rabies. Before the vaccine, the disease caused fatal brain infections and inspired depictions of monsters, werewolves, vampires and zombies.

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