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Books: February 21, 2014

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The Bear, Claire Cameron
[Novel]
Her parents are dying, having been attacked by a bear at their campsite, but 5-year-old Anna and her toddler brother scramble into the family canoe and escape. A tale of survival that will draw comparisons to Emma Donoghue’s Room.

By Blood We Live, Glen Duncan
[Novel]
The final volume of Duncan’s mesmerizing trilogy pits werewolves against vampires.

Dancing Fish and Ammonites, Penelope Lively
[Memoir]
The beloved British writer casts her eye over the past 80 years in a deeply evocative autobiography.

The Secret of Raven Point, Jennifer Vanderbes
[Novel]
A 17-year-old enlists as a nurse in order to search for her brother, missing in action in Italy during World War II.

This Star Won’t Go Out, Esther Earl with Lori & Wayne Earl
[Memoir]
John Green dedicated The Fault in Our Stars to Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer in 2010 at the age of 16, and he wrote the foreword to this memoir, which is composed of blog posts, photos, drawings, and journal entries.

The UnAmericans, Molly Antopol
[Short Stories]
Antopol examines human relationships at their most ridiculous and divine with a cast of diverse characters, including an Israeli soldier, an American actor imprisoned during the Red Scare, and a Communist-era Czech dissident.

Wake, Anna Hope
[Novel]
London, 1920: Three very different women upended by the war — a dance instructor, a middle-aged housewife, and a government employee — find themselves knit together in surprising and affecting ways.

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