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

Jacob's Folly

by Rebecca Miller

Paperback, 384 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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Rebecca Miller

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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

A Memoir

by Christa Parravani

Paperback, 320 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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Her
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A Memoir
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Christa Parravani

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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

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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Out of Order
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Stories From the History of the Supreme Court
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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

by Marisa Silver

Paperback, 322 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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Mary Coin
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Marisa Silver

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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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