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Toby’s Room (Pat Barker)

Toby’s Room Author: Pat Barker List: Open Option Project: war Year of publication: 2012 Pages: 256 Goodreads: Toby’s Room     “Toby died in the trenches of World War I. Toby’s room is about the […]

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The Music Shop (Rachel Joyce)

The Music Shop Author: Rachel Joyce List: Open Option Project: Orpheus Year of publication: 2017 Pages: 368 Goodreads: The Music Shop     “A different kind of love story with a haunting past about a […]

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Orfeo (Richard Powers)

Orfeo Author: Richard Powers List: Open Option Project: Orpheus Year of publication: 2014 Pages: 400 Goodreads: Orfeo     “Combining music with science leads to a witch hunt by the security state and by going […]

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Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)

Birdsong Author: Sabastian Faulks List: Open Option Category: war Year of publication: 1993 Pages: 503 Goodreads: Birdsong     “Gripping story of a Great War experience and its effect on relations, family, and personal struggles […]

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Empire of the Sun (J.G. Ballard)

Empire of the Sun Author: J.G. Ballard List: Open Option Category: war Year of publication: 1984 Pages: 279 Goodreads: Empire of the Sun     “Autobiographical story about surviving and growing up in a Japanese […]