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Brand New--Just For You

Every week new and wonderful books join the collection of The Urbana Free Library. We librarians select a wide variety of titles, providing a little bit of everything to tempt our favorite readers—you, our library users.

Here are some standouts from this week’s arrivals in the Adult Department:
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Cut Loose

In Yeshivish society, the ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism, women do not go to college. Leah Kaplan’s mother threatens to have her committed for suggesting it as a child. Read more about Cut Loose

Moments Crystalized into Words

Don't bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. It is the oldest story in the world and it is delicate, changing. If she sees you watching she will invite you in for coffee, give you warm bread, and you will be obligated to stay and listen. But this is no ordinary story. You will have to endure earthquakes, lightning, the deaths of all those you love, the most blinding beauty. It's a story so compelling you may never want to leave; this is how she traps you. See that stone finger over there? Read more about Moments Crystalized into Words

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