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Evicted by Matthew Desmond
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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Twister by Genanne Walsh
Twister
by Genanne Walsh (Goodreads Author)
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Read this book. A storm threatens a small midwestern town, but it is no less fierce and whirling than the personal relationships skillfully portrayed by Genanne Walsh, no less wild and uncontrolled than the alliances and misalliances within the commu ...more
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Urban Alchemy by Mindy Thompson Fullilove
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Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupa ...more
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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
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The most Important recent book I've read. Alexander deftly and persuasively lays out her thesis that mass incarceration is the contemporary iteration of slavery and Jim Crow. The work is full of details and historical detail, but never felt over burd ...more
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Tell by Frances Itani
Tell
by Frances Itani
read in December, 2015
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Two northern Ontario couples, at the end of World War II. One of the men is physically maimed and emotionally damaged, going out only at night when he can avoid other people. The most beautiful scenes are of ice skating at late night. His wife goes t ...more
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Home by Toni Morrison
Home
by Toni Morrison
read in December, 2015
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A Korean War veteran, scarred by the war, returns to the racist US and makes his way across from west coast to east, to rescue his sister who is being medically experimented upon to the point of her near death by her employer. Frank takes his sister ...more
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A Mercy by Toni Morrison
A Mercy
by Toni Morrison
read in December, 2015
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A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and of a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment
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The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The Price of Salt
by Patricia Highsmith
read in December, 2015
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The novel upon which this year's movie CAROL is based, this is a love story of two women, a set designer and a wealthy suburbanite. The love story is made tortured because the suburban woman has a young daughter and the husband threatens to lock her ...more
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Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason
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In Iceland, Inspector Erlendur investigates the death of a man found dead in his apartment. Erlendur untangles a web of buried and suppressed secrets, a cryptic note, and the photo of a dead girl's grave.
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