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Staff at the Northside branch recommend:
 
Staff at the Northside branch recommend:
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=reflections+in+the+nile'''Reflections in the Nile'''] by J. Suzanne Frank
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=christmas+mystery'''The Christmas Mystery'''] by Jostein Gaarder
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?13th+hour'''The 13th Hour'''] by Richard Doetsch
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=outlander'''Outlander'''] and others by Diana Gabaldon
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=acceptable+time'''An Acceptable Time''']  and others by Madeline L'Engle
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=acceptable+time'''An Acceptable Time''']  and others by Madeline L'Engle
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=christmas+mystery'''The Christmas Mystery'''] by Jostein Gaarder
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=connecticut+yankee+in+king+arthur's+court'''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'''] by Mark Twain
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=connecticut+yankee+in+king+arthur's+court'''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'''] by Mark Twain
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=dechronization+of+sam+macgruder+a+novel'''The Dechronization of Sam Macgruder: a Novel''']  by George Gaylord Simpson
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=dechronization+of+sam+macgruder+a+novel'''The Dechronization of Sam Macgruder: a Novel''']  by George Gaylord Simpson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=kindred+butler'''Kindred''']  by Octavia E. Butler
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=kindred+butler'''Kindred''']  by Octavia E. Butler
 
:This wonderful novel is really a "slave narrative." In some ways, its portrait of 19th century America is more frightening than Frederick Douglass', on which it is based, because the events are related by a modern, horrified character, while the slaveowners and even the slaves viewed their lives as "normal."  Much of the tension in the story comes from the modern characters "acquiescing" in their roles. The "time paradox" in the story mirrors the readers' experience in any novel: time in the story (the 19th century for the heroine) moves at "normal" speed, while no time at all transpires in her present.
 
:This wonderful novel is really a "slave narrative." In some ways, its portrait of 19th century America is more frightening than Frederick Douglass', on which it is based, because the events are related by a modern, horrified character, while the slaveowners and even the slaves viewed their lives as "normal."  Much of the tension in the story comes from the modern characters "acquiescing" in their roles. The "time paradox" in the story mirrors the readers' experience in any novel: time in the story (the 19th century for the heroine) moves at "normal" speed, while no time at all transpires in her present.
 
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=legend+deveraux'''Legend'''] by Jude Deveraux
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=legend+deveraux'''Legend'''] by Jude Deveraux
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=merchant+prince'''Merchant Prince'''] by Armin Shimerman
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=merchant+prince'''Merchant Prince'''] by Armin Shimerman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=outlander'''Outlander'''] and others in the series by Diana Gabaldon
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=pastwatch'''Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus'''] by Orson Scott Card
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=pastwatch'''Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus'''] by Orson Scott Card
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=reflections+in+the+nile'''Reflections in the Nile'''] by J. Suzanne Frank
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=riding+shotgun'''Riding Shotgun''']  by Rita Mae Brown
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=riding+shotgun'''Riding Shotgun''']  by Rita Mae Brown
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=servant+of+the+bones'''Servant of the Bones''']  by Anne Rice
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=servant+of+the+bones'''Servant of the Bones''']  by Anne Rice

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Staff at the Northside branch recommend:

This wonderful novel is really a "slave narrative." In some ways, its portrait of 19th century America is more frightening than Frederick Douglass', on which it is based, because the events are related by a modern, horrified character, while the slaveowners and even the slaves viewed their lives as "normal." Much of the tension in the story comes from the modern characters "acquiescing" in their roles. The "time paradox" in the story mirrors the readers' experience in any novel: time in the story (the 19th century for the heroine) moves at "normal" speed, while no time at all transpires in her present.