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This sweeping novel begins on a summer day in the English countryside when a teenage girl named Briony accuses a neighbor of sexually assaulting another girl. The novel moves forward from there, but everything begins with that sweltering afternoon.

A judge on Tuesday modified one of seven charges against a Bismarck woman who allegedly possessed drugs in jail and is accused of injuring two correctional officers as they attempted to search her.

"The Girl in the Glass Box" by James Grippando; Harper (368 pages, $27.99) ___ Pulling current events into a tense, action-filled plot is a hallmark of the mystery genre. And that's certainly a specialty of Coral Gables, Fla., author James Grippando. In his 15th novel about Miami attorney Jack Swyteck, Grippando weaves a plot about undocumented immigrants, children separated from their ...

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