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Monday Mini Reviews

Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman (source: publisher) “Half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American South.” …

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Sunday Salon

Doing // Tomorrow I start my fall semester of teaching after taking a week off. I’ve added some beginner clarinet and saxophone, …

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Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

  Mary-Louise Parker’s memoir Dear Mr. You is surprisingly literary. These vignettes (written in letter format) feel like interconnected short stories—so much so, that I felt compelled …

july 2016 wrapup

July 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Six books read in July: three fiction, three memoirs. Half of them were read during the 24 in 48 Readathon. Grace Without God and …

Underrated books

Ten Favorite Underrated Books

  What are some great books that haven’t been rated all that often? A couple of weeks ago, the Top Ten Tuesday prompt focused on underrated …

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Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

  Teenage transgender activist Jazz Jennings delivers a powerful, clear, love-filled message in the audiobook version of her memoir, Being Jazz. Jazz’s parents shielded her …

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Vanishing Time by Katharine Britton

  I went into Vanishing Time expecting an uncomfortable journey through the twisted black hole that we call grief. That journey was real, and the …