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By Jeffrey Eugenides
An Oprah's Book Club selection in 2007, Jeffrey Eugenides' Pultizer Prize–winning Middlesex follows the history of Calliope Stephanides and her Greek-American family. As Calliope struggles to make sense of who she is and her family's past, she discovers she has a genetic condition that has been passed down through three generations of her family.
A tale that straddles the transitions between past and present, immigrant and American, childhood and adulthood, Middlesex is as complex as it is tender and honest.
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