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Suite Française
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read in January, 2007
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Running with Scissors
by Augusten Burroughs
read in January, 2006
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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
read in January, 2007
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Loved the lyrical prose and the descriptions. The story didn't carry me away. I was always waiting for Biju to appear! The other characters seemed almost flat in comparison.
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Push by Sapphire
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I read this, then re-read it. I performed pieces of it for a National Speech competition. Sapphire is unflinching in her use of images and language. You will need a moment to breathe when finished.
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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbo... by Ntozake Shange
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One of my favorite books of all time. A definitive piece in black woman voice.
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The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton
The Book of Light
by Lucille Clifton
read in January, 2006
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Lucille Clifton perhaps one of the most underrated prolific poets of our time. A national treasure!
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Voices From Leimert Park by Shonda Buchanan
Voices From Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology
by Shonda Buchanan
recommended for: Everyone !
read in January, 2007
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A wonderful anthology that captures the zeitgeist of a magical time in Leimert Park where the West Coast arts rennaissance began!
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One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
by Jim Fergus (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2007
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The premise of this book is great. A Native American nation suggests to the government that they trade 1000 horses for 1000 white women so that whites and Native Americans might become as one. That part of the story is true, there was a request made ...more
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Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Suite Française
by Irène Némirovsky
read in January, 2007
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If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus
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I loved the author's personal journey in this story. Her determination to be authentic and define herself. She let herself be vulnerable, we saw her sacrificing herself in order to be loved, which I found very brave. I needed more of her sister and t ...more
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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
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Of course I liked the book better than the movie. Loved the insider descriptions of the world of fashionistas and the cruella deVille bosses that run all of that madness
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