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Ghosts and monsters do exist, if only in our memories.  Summer break in Niagara Falls is just beginning when we meet Jake Baker, paranormal enthusiast, bullied youth, and our protagonist-extraordinaire. Told from his point of view as an adult years later, Jake reflects on one summer when the magic and adventure of youth collided with the concrete world of pain and consequences. This is a beautiful yet haunting coming-of-age story.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143133933
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Published: Penguin Books - July 9th, 2019

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In 1974 Francisco Franco died. The Spanish people could finally begin openly discussing the legacy of the Spanish Civil War in order to build a future. However, in a country where repression was the norm until recently, how do you have a transparent dialogue? In 1975 the Paneros, an infamous literary family, aired a scandalous documentary about their lives that, in the decades since, has been interpreted as an attempt to answer this question. Shulman's amazing book chronicles the story of the Paneros, the treacherous twists and turns they navigated, as well as the impact of their now cult favorite documentary.

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062484192
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Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

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Before he was George Orwell of literary fame he was Eric Blair, a largely unknown Englishman who arrived in Barcelona in 1936 to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell, with a touch of sadness and humor as well as a refreshingly modest humanity, thoughtfully conveys the story of his involvement in this enigmatic conflict. This isn't a story of someone who had a profound impact on the war. Rather it's the story of someone who experienced the profound impacts of war in all its glory, horror, and absurdity. Glimmers of the writer he was to become lie within. 

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By George Orwell, Adam Hochschild (Foreword by), Lionel Trilling (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780544382046
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Published: Mariner Books - May 19th, 2015