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

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

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

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

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

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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