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The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle 02) by Neal Stephenson

Product info (from Goodreads): In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves — including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack — devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Product info (from Goodreads): It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by … Continue reading

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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Product info (from Goodreads): Sugar, 19, prostitute in Victorian London, yearns for a better life. From brutal brothel-keeper Mrs Castaway, she ascends in society. Affections of self-involved perfume magnate William Rackham soon smells like love. Her social rise attracts preening … Continue reading

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