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Boston Marathon bombings: 5 books to read in the aftermath

In the wake of the tragedy, check out these five titles which address topics from patriotism to strength in the face of disaster.

2. 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,' by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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In this 2009 bestselling novel, British subjects living on the German-occupied island of Guernsey find hope and courage by forming a book club, using period authors, such as Charles Lamb, to remind them of the true things that endure, even beyond human conflict. It’s a tonic for today’s news.

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