Feb. 23-28: A Migrant Mother, A Lost Twin And A Human Fly

Jacob's Folly

Jacob's Folly

by Rebecca Miller

Paperback, 384 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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A Parisian Jew who dies in 1773 reappears in the 21st century as a housefly who can read minds and will people to do his bidding. Jacob's Folly veers between 18th century France and a present-day Long Island family of Orthodox Jews.

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Her

Her

A Memoir

by Christa Parravani

Paperback, 320 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Christa Parravani

Christa and Cara Parravani were identical twins. When they were 28, Cara died of a drug overdose and Christa spiraled into depression. In Her, Christa tells the story of what happened before and after the death of a twin both beloved and impossible to save.

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Out of Order

Out of Order

Stories From the History of the Supreme Court

by Sandra Day O'Connor

Paperback, 233 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • Stories From the History of the Supreme Court
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

The former Supreme Court justice shares stories about the history and evolution of the Supreme Court, tracing the roles of key contributors and sharing the events behind important transformations.

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Mary Coin

Mary Coin

by Marisa Silver

Paperback, 322 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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Marisa Silver reimagines the story behind Dorothea Lange's famous Depression-era photo, Migrant Mother. In Silver's story, two women — photographer and subject — briefly cross paths, and a contemporary professor of cultural history uncovers a mystery captured in the resulting photo.

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