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A number of unique go back and forth tales instructed via the various world's top novelists, together with Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre.
Exhilaratingly diversified in position, plot, and voice, those stories all percentage one universal attribute: They appear a fondness for the valuable presents that go back and forth confers, from its unforeseen yet unavoidably enriching classes approximately different peoples and locations to the truths - occasionally uncomfortable yet continually enlarging - it unearths approximately ourselves.
"...a great choice of shuttle stories...threaded with nice heat, as readers are invited to go back and forth within the corporation of those recognized authors and adventure their passions and revelations." BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER
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