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Ruth Behar

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Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys (Travel)
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“I was touched by the honesty and courage that I felt it took for you, an academic, to write a book as personal as this one.”
Ruth Behar, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

“Now I know why they call sick people by the word 'patient'. The patient has to have patience. Wait and wait and wait and not lose hope" -Ruthie”
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“But wherever I go, I know I will feel most at home with the wounded of the world, who hold their heads up high no matter how broken they may seem.”
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Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (write-in)
 
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Beyond the Bright Sea (write-in)
 
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The Hate U Give (write-in)
 
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See You In The Cosmos
 
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