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Waking Up White by Debby Irving
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Saint Friend by Carl Adamshick
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Incarnadine by Mary Szybist
Incarnadine: Poems
by Mary Szybist
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While I admire the myriad of inventive forms these poems take, and the variations on a theme of annunciation, I didn't feel "zinged" by much of this volume. Highlights for me were "Conversion Figure," "I Send News: She Has Survived the Tumor After Al ...more
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A Mercy by Toni Morrison
A Mercy
by Toni Morrison
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I love the multi-voice approach in this taut yet lush novel; showing the same scene from different perspectives makes for fully experienced moments with rich emotional heft. The world is a hard, unforgiving place in 1690, but this particular househol ...more
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Between You & Me by Mary Norris
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When the Beat Was Born by Laban Carrick Hill
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Great illustrations and the story is well distilled for a young reader. I loved the timeline at the back and the author's note about his personal experience with hip hop in NYC in the early '80s.
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
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While I appreciated the Morrison-esque elements of this novel, I have to agree with other reviewers who said the book felt like a sketch of a novel rather than a fully-realized novel. I had a hard time really seeing these characters and I didn't feel ...more
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“For the sake of a few lines one must see many cities, men and things. One must know the animals, one must feel how the birds fly and know the gesture with which the small flowers open in the morning. One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings and to partings which one had long seen coming; to days of childhood that are still unexplained, to parents that one had to hurt when they brought one some joy and one did not grasp it (it was joy for someone else); to childhood illness that so strangely began with a number of profound and grave transformations, to days in rooms withdrawn and quiet and to mornings by the sea, to the sea itself, to seas, to nights of travel that rushed along on high and flew with all the stars-and it is not enough if one may think all of this. One must have memories of many nights of love, none of which was like the others, of the screams of women in labor, and of light, white, sleeping women in childbed, closing again. But one must also have been beside the dying, one must have sat beside the dead in the room with the open window and the fitful noises. And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget them when they are many, and one must have the great patience to wait until they come again. For it is not yet the memories themselves. Not until they have turned to blood within us, to glance, to gesture, nameless and no longer to be distinguished from ourselves-not until then can it happen that in a most rare hour the first word of a verse arises in their midst and goes forth from them.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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“I was an "Omnivore." Like a lot of people, I didn't know any better. Then I read a couple of books. One of them was called How Chickens Are Raped Before You Eat Them. Another was called Hotdogs and Fingertips. I also read The Cow Feces Dilemma as well as Barf, STDs and Veal.”
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