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  • n  (psychology) an unresolvable dilemma; situation in which a person receives contradictory messages from a person who is very powerful
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    Art, history, romance, and murder intersect in “A Light in the Ruins,” by a longtime favorite author of mine, Chris Bohjalian. A plethora of novels precedes Bohjalian’s newest — must-reads that include “Midwives,” and page-tuners like “The Double Bind,” “Secrets of Eden,” “Skeletons at the Feast” and, most recently, “The Sandcastle Girls.”
    July 22, 2013 - The Missourian

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