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What We're Reading: Seven Letters From Paris: A Memoir

Seven Letters From Paris: A Memoir

Samantha Vérant's life is falling apart around her. She's lost her job, she's in an unhappy marriage, and her aging dog is getting sick. But it isn't until a friend reminds her of a brief love affair 20 years earlier that Vérant takes stock of her life and decides things must change. She has seven mementos from the whirlwind love-at-first-sight lark she shared with a Frenchman in Paris when she was a student. The love letters from a man she barely knew had gone unanswered two decades earlier and were shoved into a box, ignored at the back of her closet. But now Vérant is moved to start a blog about the letters and track down her former lover.

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Nebula Award for Best Novel

Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is an organization for published authors and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.

Each year, the organization hosts the Nebula Awards which recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy during the previous year.
 
The winner of the 2016 award for Best Novel is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. 

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What We're Reading: The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead

At first glance, a wealthy man's fall from a cliff near his home appears to be an accident. But Toronto police officers Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty, who are responsible for working on crimes involving minority communities, are asked to look into the dead man's past. Their search uncovers the fact that the man was a Bosnian Serb living under an assumed identity.

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What We're Reading: Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas

Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas

In 1998, Matt Lewis was 23 with a freshly-minted degree and an adventurous spirit. So the Scottish marine biologist took a job as an observer on a fishing boat bound for the Southern Ocean, where he would keep a close eye on the crew and its procedures, making sure the fishing didn't compromise other wildlife. Lewis doesn't mince words when he talks about the condition of the boat or the quality of the crew. Both were lacking, and Lewis experiences a growing sense of foreboding as his months on the fishing boat pass.

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