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The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera
"I’d recommend this book for the nicknames alone: The Redeemer, Romeo, Neanderthal, Three Times Blonde and (my favorite) The Unruly. Every character gets one – because why the hell not? And what Yuri Herrera calls his characters is just one of the..." Read more of this review »
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The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera
The Transmigration of Bodies
by Yuri Herrera
read in February, 2017
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A literary thriller...I think? Is that a thing? This is a short, short book (101 pp. in this translation) about the Redeemer, a man who is both a bit of a sad sack in his relationships with women and also a hard-ass antihero who serves as a kind of f ...more
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Ghetto by Mitchell Duneier
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The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman
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The American Way of Poverty by Sasha Abramsky
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Dark Money by Jane Mayer
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Our Kids by Robert D. Putnam
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$2.00 a Day by Kathryn Edin
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Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Best book I've read so far this year (it's February, but still.) It was tough to get into and stay immersed in for a while--it's a big book, with a lot of characters, and everyone is suffering. I put it down and might not have come back if it hadn't ...more
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How May I Help You? by Deepak Singh
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Michael Chabon
“The problem, if anything, was precisely the opposite. I had too much to write:

too many fine and miserable buildings to construct and streets to name and clock towers to set chiming,

too many characters to raise up from the dirt like flowers whose petals I peeled down to the intricate frail organs within,

too many terrible genetic and fiduciary secrets to dig up and bury and dig up again,

too many divorces to grant,

heirs to disinherit,

trysts to arrange,

letters to misdirect into evil hands,

innocent children to slay with rheumatic fever,

women to leave unfulfilled and hopeless,

men to drive to adultery and theft,

fires to ignite at the hearts of ancient houses. ”
Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

Randall Jarrell
“A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.”
Randall Jarrell

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Joss Whedon
“People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.”
Joss Whedon

Brenda Ueland
“The imagination needs moodling,--long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering. ”
Brenda Ueland

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