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Non-fiction Snapshots this time, of pilots in WWII, slum-dwellers in Mumbai, and the "lasting political damage" caused by the retreating British empire. Terrific reads all!

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Today, a serving of fiction for every taste and mood. Enjoy!

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A recurring feature showcasing recently released books that book clubs may find interesting.

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We highlight two novels that explore our contemporary financial and social dystopia from wildly different points of view. Want a change of pace? Spend some time with "rare creatures and people . . . sometimes too compassionate for their own good." Megan Mayhew Bergman's debut short story collection delights.

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These snapshots range from turf battles in the Irish underworld, to Hindu-Muslim religious and generational struggles, to Jeanette Winterson's witty and affecting memoir of her horrific childhood. Good reading all.

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Just in time for Mothers Day, three excellent and very different books about mothers and daughters.

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From the emerald diamond to a walk down the mean streets of New York City, travel with this week's snapshot to places new and familiar.

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We showcase a stunning debut short story collection, Monstress, and a period novel, Gillespie and I, that cleverly explores manipulative love. The Forest Laird is a fictional biography of William Wallace. And for a biography of the greatest photo-documentarian of our generation, read A Different Light, The Photography of Sebastião Salgado.