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"The Island of Missing Trees" is a 2021 novel by Turkish writer Elif Shafak. Set in Cyprus and London, it follows a romantic relationship between a Greek and Turkish Cypriot. It was released by Viking press in 2021. Wikipedia Genres: Coming of Age Story, Psychological Fiction

"The Beekeeper of Aleppo" is a 2019 novel by Christy Lefteri. It deals with the plight of refugees from Aleppo in Syria to Europe during the Syrian Civil War. While a work of fiction, it is based on the author's experience over two summers volunteering in Athens at a refugee center. Wikipedia Genres: Literary Fiction

"The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict follows Belle da Costa Greene as she receives employment from J. P. Morgan and establishes herself in high society while disguising her true identity as a person of color in the early twentieth century. In her time working for J. P. Morgan, she became hugely successful as she purchased rare manuscripts to build Mr. Morgan's collection. The novel also speaks to Belle's personal life as she struggles with her identity and the historical context in which she lives. Wikipedia Genre: Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction

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