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Dear Reader:
In that old fashioned, direct salutation, Dear Reader, there are so many questions and hopes: Are you out there, Dear Reader. Are you really dear or at least gentle? Who are you? That you might even exist, Dear Reader, is astonishing! Every novel is very much like a letter to a shadowy person or perhaps a group, solemn and still, just beyond our vision. It is strange then, and often wonderful, to hear from a reader, to have the unknowable, the faceless, come into focus...
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The Excellent Lombards
From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls "a timeless classic...a book you will read and reread." read more

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