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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
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Eleanor Roosevelt
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John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
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Dreamland by Kevin Baker

Dreamland - Kevin Baker

The multiple plots were initially confusing, but they proved quite interesting once I sorted them out. The details and characters kept me going, though I was disappointed with the somewhat sudden ending that left some things very uncertain. What exactly happened to Esther and Kid Twist, I wanted to know? The suggested ending wasn't exactly satisfying or positive.