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Matilda By Roald Dahl 240 pages. Penguin. $6.99.
Matilda is extraordinary. From a family of buffoons, Matilda emerges as a genius with telekinetic powers. Stuck in a dysfunctional family composed of a shady used-car dealer
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Push By Sapphire 192 pages. Knopf. $17.13.
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