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Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel

Asha Lemmie · Dutton
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance - and the unexpected ally that will change everything - in post-World War II Japan.Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent....
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Dial A for Aunties

Jesse Q. Sutanto
Format: Hardcover

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently...
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel

C Pam Zhang · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape - trying not just to survive but to find a home.

Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly...
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Interior Chinatown: A Novel

Charles Yu · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, and escaping the roles we are forced to play - by the author of the infinitely inventive How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

Willis Wu doesn't perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He's merely...
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The Kiss Quotient

HELEN HOANG · Berkley
Format: Paperback

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that...
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Chemistry

Weike Wang · Knopf
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover

Named a "Most Anticipated Novel of 2017" by Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and Bustle

A luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track; perfect for readers of Lab...
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Bestiary: A Novel

K-Ming Chang · One World
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body. She was called Hu Gu Po, and she hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterward, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard...
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New Waves: A Novel

Kevin Nguyen · One World
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Set in the New York City tech world, a wry and edgy debut novel about a heist gone wrong, a secret online life exposed, and a young man's search for true connection

Lucas and Margo are fed up. Margo is a brilliant programmer tired of being talked over as the company's sole black...
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The Farm: A Novel

Joanne Ramos · Random House
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules.

"[Joanne] Ramos's debut novel couldn't be more relevant or timely." - O: The Oprah Magazine (25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2019)

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White Chrysanthemum

Mary Lynn Bracht · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of Lilac Girls, the heartbreaking history of Korea is brought to life in this deeply moving and redemptive debut that follows two sisters separated by World War II.

Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a haenyeo, a female...
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If I Had Your Face: A Novel

Frances Cha · Ballantine Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania."Even as a girl, I knew the only chance...
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter...

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My Year Abroad: A Novel

Chang-rae Lee
Format: Hardcover

Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along...
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Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Soon to be a Hulu limited series, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington!

Named a Best Book of the Year by:
People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible,...
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A Little Life: A Novel

Hanya Yanagihara · Doubleday
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest...
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America Is Not the Heart: A Novel

ELAINE CASTILLO · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in AmericaHow many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero de Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's...
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Pachinko

MIN JIN LEE · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST National BestsellerRoxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington PostIn this bestselling, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew."There...
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The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Grove Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping...
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The Namesake: A Novel

Jhumpa Lahiri
Format: Book

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received...
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How to Pronounce Knife: Stories

Souvankham Thammavongsa · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Spare, unsentimental, and distilled to riveting essentials, these stories honor the surreal, funny, often wrenching realities of trying to build a life far from home. In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl brings a book home from school and asks...
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The People in the Trees: A Novel

Hanya Yanagihara · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction - including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord - will be drawn to this astonishingly...
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Land of Big Numbers: Stories

Te-Ping Chen
Format: Paperback

Gripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers depicts the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their government, and how all of that has tumbled - messily, violently, but still beautifully - into the present. Cutting between clear-eyed realism and tongue-in-cheek magical...
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The Leavers: A Novel

Lisa Ko · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature

"There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully...
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Forgotten Country

Catherine Chung · Riverhead Hardcover; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut FictionA Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick A San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2012 pick On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story:...
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The Wangs vs. the World

Jade Chang · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD is an outrageously funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that "loses it all, then takes a healing, uproarious road trip across the United States" (Entertainment Weekly) . Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs...
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Days of Distraction: A Novel

Alexandra Chang
Format: Hardcover


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A World Between: A Novel

Emily Hashimoto · The Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

In 2004, college students Eleanor Suzuki and Leena Shah meet in an elevator. Both girls are on the brink of adulthood, each full of possibility and big ideas, and they fall into a whirlwind romance. Years later, Eleanor and Leena collide on the streets of San Francisco. Although grown and changed...
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The Tenth Muse: A Novel

Catherine Chung · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover


An exhilarating novel about a trailblazing mathematician who unearths her own extraordinary family story and its roots in World War II
The first thing I remember being said of me with any consistency was that I was intelligent--and I recognized even then that it was a comment...
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The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka · Knopf
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award


Julie Otsuka's long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine ("To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord...
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The White Coat Diaries

Madi Sinha · Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Having spent the last twenty-something years with her nose in a textbook, brilliant and driven Norah Kapadia has just landed the medical residency of her dreams. But after a disastrous first day, she's ready to quit. Disgruntled patients, sleep deprivation, and her duty to be the "perfect...
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The Incendiaries: A Novel

R O KWON · Riverhead Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards...
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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: A Novel

Balli Kaur Jaswal · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows follows her acclaimed America debut with this life-affirming, witty family drama - an Indian This Is Where I Leave You - about three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their...

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Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop

Roselle Lim · Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

From the critically acclaimed author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune comes a new delightful novel about exploring all the magical possibilities of life in the most extraordinary city of all: Paris. Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people's fortunes - or misfortunes - in tealeaves....
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Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan · Anchor
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel - now a major motion picture!

"This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun." - Entertainment Weekly

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas...
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White Ivy: A Novel

Susie Yang · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling debut novel about a young woman's dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she'll go to win his love - from prizewinning Chinese American author Susie Yang.Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar - but you'd never know it by looking at her. Raised outside...
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Lurkers

Sandi Tan · Soho Press
Format: Hardcover

In a suburban LA neighborhood, neighbors keep wary distance and at times collide, propelled by desire, fury, and mischief. Precocious Korean American sisters Mira and Rosemary find their world rocked by a suicide; a charismatic and creepy drama teacher grooms his students; an aging gay horror...
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Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Roselle Lim · Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim's magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.

At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven...
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The Last Story of Mina Lee: A Novel

Nancy Jooyoun Kim · Park Row
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An electrifying debut novel for fans of Celeste Ng and Jean Kwok, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a poignant mother-daughter story and surprising mystery that illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls....
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Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear: A Novel

Matthew Salesses · Little A; 7/3 edition
Format: Paperback

Matt Kim is always tired. He keeps passing out. His cat is dead. His wife and daughter have left him. He's estranged from his adoptive family. People bump into him on the street as if he isn't there.He is pretty sure he's disappearing. His girlfriend, Yumi, is less convinced....
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Sansei and Sensibility

Karen Tei Yamashita · Coffee House Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

In these buoyant and inventive stories, Karen Tei Yamashita transfers classic tales across boundaries and questions what an inheritance -- familial, cultural, emotional, artistic -- really means. In a California of the sixties and seventies, characters examine the contents of deceased relatives'...
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The Paper Daughters of Chinatown

Heather B. Moore · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A powerful story based on true events surrounding Donaldina Cameron and other brave women who fought to help Chinese-American women escape discrimination and slavery in the late 19th century in California.When Donaldina Cameron arrives at the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in 1895, she intends...
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Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel

Jean Kwok · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A READ WITH JENNA * TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY New York Times * Time * Marie Claire * Elle * Buzzfeed * Huffington Post * Good Housekeeping * The Week * Goodreads * New York Post * Publishers Weekly...

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Last of Her Name

Mimi Lok · Kaya Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Mimi Lok's Last of Her Name is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and locales, including '80s UK suburbia, WWII Hong Kong and contemporary urban California,...
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The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata

Gina Apostol · Soho Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

The first ever US publication of Gina Apostol's Philippine National Book Award-winning novel.The story of Raymundo Mata, a visually impaired member of a 19th century anti-Spanish Philippine revolutionary society, is a polyphonic whirlwind of voices and histories. Told in the form of a memoir,...
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The Son of Good Fortune: A Novel

Lysley Tenorio · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Lysley Tenorio, comes a big hearted debut novel following an undocumented Filipino son as he navigates his relationship with his mother, an uncertain future, and the place he calls homeExcel spends his days trying to seem like an unremarkable American teenager....
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The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories

Ms. Caroline Kim

Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim's stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980's America, to a boy growing up in the middle of the Korean War, to an immigrant father struggling to be closer to his adult daughter, or to a suburban...
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Miracle Creek: A Novel

Angie Kim · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we'll go to protect our families -- and our deepest secrets

My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn't even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . .

In...

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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

RAKESH SATYAL · Picador
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

One of Goodreads' Best Books of the Month (May 2017)
One of BuzzFeed's 31 Incredible New Books You Need to Read This Spring
One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year

A HUMOROUS AND TENDER MULTIGENERATIONAL NOVEL ABOUT IMMIGRANTS...

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Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel

Pitchaya Sudbanthad · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home. Witness to two centuries' flux in one of the world's most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future. A nineteenth-century...
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The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

LISA SEE · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come...
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Offerings: A Novel

Michael ByungJu Kim · Arcade
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A potent combination of a financial thriller and a coming-of-age immigrant tale, Offerings is a great book. A thoughtful and engrossing read." - Gary Shteyngart, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Lake Success For fans of Chang-Rae Lee, Min Jin Lee, and The Big Short,...
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Your House Will Pay: A Novel

Steph Cha · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"With Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha has taken a dark moment in Los Angeles's violent history and cracked it wide open, creating a prism of understanding - of the pull of generational violence and its enduring devastation, but also of the power of human grace against all odds. It's...

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Mother Land: A Novel

Leah Franqui · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the critically acclaimed author of America for Beginners, a wonderfully insightful, witty, and heart-piercing novel, set in Mumbai, about an impulsive American woman, her headstrong Indian mother-in-law, and the unexpected twists and turns of life that bond them.When Rachel Meyer,...
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Everything Here Is Beautiful

Mira T. Lee · Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters." - Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You

A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love,...
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A Sweet Mess

Jayci Lee · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Korean-American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light-hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for more. Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town nestled in the foothills of California, running her highly successful bakery away from the watch of her strict...
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The Ghost Bride: A Novel

Yangsze Choo · William Morrow; First edition edition
Format: Hardcover

One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride...Part 19th century novel, part magical journey to the Chinese world of the dead, Yangsze Choos debut novel The Ghost Bride is a startlingly original historical fantasy infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue,...
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