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All-American Poem
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Emily Emily said: "This book has received plenty of harsh criticism. Dickman says he was writing so that the people in his blue-collar neighborhood could understand, and he has done exactly that. Earthy, sexy, lacking pretense, and sometimes fun, this is a great read. "

 
Strong is Your Hold
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Emily Emily said: "Absolutely beautiful in its seemingly everyday revelations. "It All Comes Back" is perhaps one of the best explanations of the tension between protecting loved ones and writing the truth. I've only read Part 1 of the book, mostly because I keep stopp...more "

 
The Kama Sutra of...
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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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An honest glimpse into the lives of North Koreans. If you've been, this will make you want to go back to Hanguk. Demick penetrates the most secretive country in the modern world and does so without flinching or sympathy. Brilliant.
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All-American Poem by Matthew Dickman
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This book has received plenty of harsh criticism. Dickman says he was writing so that the people in his blue-collar neighborhood could understand, and he has done exactly that. Earthy, sexy, lacking pretense, and sometimes fun, this is a great read.
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Strong is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell
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Absolutely beautiful in its seemingly everyday revelations. "It All Comes Back" is perhaps one of the best explanations of the tension between protecting loved ones and writing the truth. I've only read Part 1 of the book, mostly because I keep stopp...more
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That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
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Read it in two days, and not just because I was home for the holidays. Russo never disappoints. A good preview into academia, marriage, and New England. Also discusses the eternal question of "Am I really going to turn into my parents?"
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Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof
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A stunning argument for global gender equality. Nick Kristof is my hero.
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Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
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A witty, searing insight into the complications of being 15, Indian, American, and confused about it all. This so well encapsulates the world of teens - where best friends and boyfriends are at the center of every crisis yet the more major conflicts...more
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Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
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Great fiction - hard to believe it wasn't a memoir. Anyone familiar with the South will enjoy it, but it's a gritty read.
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Another Faust by Daniel Nayeri
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Young adults will love it, but the writing wasn't quite good enough for me - shallow characters, unanswered plot questions and holes, and written in a somewhat confusing manner. However, I think my students would love it just because it IS written fo...more
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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
read in October, 2009
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Eggers never disappoints. A shocking look at the vigilante justice in post-Katrina New Orleans.
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