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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
read in August, 2015
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While this was written as letters to the author's teenage son (at a time when black parents everywhere must be having similarly difficult conversations with their black children), Coates has a lot to say to all Americans. Depending on your life exper ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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All the accolades I heard ( and I imagine many of you have heard as well) in praise of this novel are perfectly justified. Artfully constructed and eloquently worded, there's a lot of beauty in here. A lot of stories about war marginalize female char ...more
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
read in July, 2015
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By now I suspect the words of warning about this book don't need any reiteration by me. So many friends have justifiably decided to stay away from it because of how it revises the heroic legacy of Atticus Finch, perhaps the most beloved character in ...more
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in July, 2015
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When I began teaching high school world lit almost twenty years ago, I was often frustrated by books that were presented as a way to learn something about non-western cultures but didn't depict anything current. As the antithesis to those books, Amer ...more
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let... by Amanda Palmer
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Few people have lukewarm feelings about Amanda Palmer, and I usually think that's a pretty good indicator of something worthwhile. Whether adored or loathed, Palmer raises questions that aren't easily dismissed or answered. "How do we create a world ...more
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The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
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I heard of Pico Iyer from Maria Popova's Brainpickings newsletter, and this very short volume, like Popova's work, is an accessible compendium of ideas explored by many people, especially Iyer's heroes like Leonard Cohen, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Mert ...more
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