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1990s | 1990s

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Rachel Willen’s LADDERS TO HEAVEN is THE CHOSEN for a new generation— Potok’s 1940’s Brooklyn giving way to her gritty 1990’s Crown Heights. Five compelling coming-of-age characters live out this edgy, push-pull story that juxtaposes ultra-orthodox Judaism with the modern, secular world—a...
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September 1992. Madonna’s SEX is poised to hit bookstore shelves, The Crying Game makes its cinematic debut in limited release, and George H.W. Bush will soon square off against William Jefferson Clinton in the battle to be elected leader of the Free World. After abandoning his dreams of...
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Conspiracy and pop culture collide in 1991 New York in this dark debut from Greg Olear. Taylor Schmidt—twenty-three, single, and jobless—arrives in the Big Apple desperate for work and hungry for love. Through the Quid Pro Quo Employment Agency she finds the perfect job and the perfect boyfriend...
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It is 1998. In the safe haven of her North London flat—in a room her husband has ironically dubbed the Delivery Room—Serbian therapist Mira Braverman listens to the stories of her troubled patients. It’s a group that includes the Aristocrat, who battles the indignities of infertility treatment...
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Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl’s search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco’s Mission District. Through a string of narrative moments, Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there’s knife-wielding Marta, who introduces Michelle to a new...