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The Narrows, Ann Petry. Set in the 1950s, this unforgettable classic deftly evokes a tragic love affair and offers a window onto the powerful ways in which class, race, and love intersected in midcentury America.

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Poetry art: original poem on found image "woman reading"

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The world was hers for the reading, girl with books art print. hand lettered, inspirational art illustration

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Villa America was in fact a real house on the French Riviera that Sara and Gerald Murphy built to escape to in the 1920's. Members of a group of expat Americans, they were known for their fabulous parties, but these were people who kept secrets and who were, of course, heartbreakingly human.

The gold standard account of pirate life by a man who sailed pirate ships and chronicled the exploits of Captain Henry Morgan.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared