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  • The Middle (of the Middle) The biggest study of highly gifted children ever undertaken was the brainchild (as it were) of one Lewis Terman, a psychologist in California.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • They visited the kennel, a brainchild of Annie, whose dog, Dr. Kinsmann, had just passed on, but who had spent a few very happy years here, never far from his owner.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Gale and Beetee’s brainchild.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Leah was the brainchild of the whole trip.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Broken Windows was the brainchild of the criminologists James Q. Wilson and George Kelling.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Scoop was the brainchild of Major General Thomas Sparks, head of the Army Medical Corps, Chemical and Biological Warfare Division.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • One of them was Art Philosophy, Madame Mao’s brainchild, the one we’d been told about on that first day, and surprisingly I liked it.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Kashf is the brainchild of Roshaneh Zafar, a Pakistani woman who sounds more like a banker than an aid worker.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The brainchild of JFK, Mongoose involved inserting teams of Cuban exiles into Cuba to foment rebellion against Castro.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Front Two: Operation Baldy: Wherein Lara flies solo in a retaliatory mission so elegant and cruel that it could only have been the brainchild of, well, me.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska

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  • He was still at risk of winding up a cliche of free market capitalism: the inventor whose brainchild would lead to profit for others and nothing for himself.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The whole shebang was conducted in the spirit of an ancient rite, when it was in fact the brainchild of an Ole Miss football coach in the early 1980s.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Kiva is the brainchild of a young tech-savvy American couple, Matt and Jessica Flannery, who visited Uganda and saw the power of microfinance there.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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