Aug. 19-25: Famous Encounters, Romance On The Nile And A Family Murder

Hello Goodbye Hello

A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings

by Craig Brown

Paperback, 384 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published August 20 2013 | purchase

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A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
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Craig Brown collects stories of true encounters between famous and infamous individuals, including the unlikely meetings of Marilyn Monroe and Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Jackson and Nancy Reagan, and Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler.

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The Twelve Rooms Of The Nile

by Enid Shomer

Paperback, 449 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published August 20 2013 | purchase

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Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert meet on a mid-19-century journey up the Nile and become unlikely soul mates.

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Life Among Giants

by Bill Roorbach

Paperback, 368 pages, Algonquin Books, $14.95, published August 20 2013 | purchase

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A star quarterback and his sister spend decades investigating their parents' murder, including the possible motives of a ballerina and her rock star husband who lived across the street.

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