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Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar
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Isabella's Journey by Serafina Sammarco
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Although my family is friendly with the Sammarcos, I didn't know the details of their daughter's death until I read this book, written by her mother.

I find it hard to be engaged with the saccharine, even if it's heartfelt, but there was nothing of t
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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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This book starts out gangbusters, the writing crackling with the combination of fierce loyalty and crushing pressure that I've come to expect from Appalachian-themed books. The characters are mildly confusing (another feature of stories from the holl ...more
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
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I knew going into it that the book would be somewhat...precious, and it certainly was. But all the same it was a zippy little read, and even if your own tidying-up methods are already working (like mine), there are still new ideas to be gleaned from ...more
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Big Gay Ice Cream by Bryan Petroff
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I have only the haziest of memories of my single trip to the Big Gay Ice Cream truck, having been dazed at the headiness of being in Manhattan at the time -- but I do recall getting a Bea Arthur and gulping it down in amazement.

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The Lost Daughter of Happiness by Geling Yan
"Fusang, the name of the central female figure in Geling Yan’s most celebrated novel, The Lost Daughter of Happiness, also happens to be the name of the land in western North America where the Chinese are reported to have landed long before Columbu..." Read more of this review »
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
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