Kristen Millares Young

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Subduction

3.73 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Subduction by Kristen Millares Young
"I thought this was a really interesting look at how we are all connected and how those connections can break and save us all at once."
Subduction by Kristen Millares Young
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subduction: n, the action or process in plate tectonics of the edge of one crustal plate descending below the edge of another.
Subduction is a truly impressive debut, with controlled, poetic prose, and an almost mannered way of depicting tradition, ma" Read more of this review »
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Subduction by Kristen Millares Young
"Claudia's husband has just left her for her younger, lusher, more exuberant sister. This profound betrayal sitting heavily on her thin shoulders, Claudia bolts from suburban Seattle to the edge of the contiguous United States: Neah Bay, on the Pacifi" Read more of this review »
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La perra by Pilar Quintana
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Like Rachel Cusk, Pilar Quintana writes beyond the story. The pages of THE BITCH flicker with hope and recurrent violence, shadows cast on and by her protagonist Damaris as she rescues a pup whose fecund, wild nature unearths primordial longing and r ...more
Subduction by Kristen Millares Young
"I admit I had to look up the word "subduction." It describes one of the ways that tectonic plates interact with each other, specifically when an oceanic plate runs into a continental plate, and slices under it, causing earthquakes and tsunamis, volca" Read more of this review »
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Survivor Cafe by Elizabeth Rosner
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“We are both lost and holy. We are neither. We own everything that happened to us...” I had to read this book again to absorb the wisdom that Rosner spent a lifetime distilling. These pages intensify with each chapter of her lyric homage to the neces ...more
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The Rainy Season by Maggie Messitt
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I met Maggie Messitt at a digital journalism bootcamp. On daily production deadlines for a full week at UC Berkeley, I learned her story in bits and pieces. She had written a book called The Rainy Season about the lives of three South Africans making ...more
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Her Sister's Tattoo by Ellen Meeropol
Her Sister's Tattoo
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In this poignant, heartfelt novel, Ellen Meeropol traces the primordial love and enduring resentments endemic to sisterhood. Her Sister's Tattoo begins when Rosa and Esther throw apples at a police officer who was beating innocent protesters; their i ...more
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Glorious Boy by Aimee Liu
Glorious Boy
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In this meticulously researched and constructed novel, Liu plums the relationship between emotional resilience and attachment, especially in the context of violent family separation. Her protagonist is a thoughtful and self-aware anthropologist who c ...more
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“Submerged in bed, she kept his attention, slowed his breathing, stilled his thoughts, narrowed his sense to a steady state, focused on thin blade of shoulder, pale crook of arm, valley below cheekbone, sharp ridge of lip. He wanted to bathe in her, wanted to toss their togetherness in great handfuls.”
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