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Michal Strutin

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In Michal Strutin’s novel, Judging Noa: a Fight for Women's Rights in the Turmoil of the Exodus, Noa pursues inheritance rights to save her sisters and herself from bondage. Her quest puts her on a collision course with an unbending patriarchy amid the turbulence of the Exodus. Nature is key to her award-winning nonfiction, whether travel, natural history, or cultural history. She is now working on a Renaissance mystery trilogy.

Michal's articles have appeared in The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Tablet, and more. She worked as an editor at National Parks, Outside, and other publications. She is also an academic librarian. An SF Bay Area returnee, Michal loves outdoors adventure. Add reading, family time, and urban farming. The key to d
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Average rating: 4.04 · 47 ratings · 12 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Florida State Parks: A Comp...

3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2000
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Judging Noa

4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings3 editions
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Discovering Natural Israel

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2001
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History Hikes of The Smokies

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2003
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A Guide To Contemporary Pla...

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
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What with the predations of Covid and Trump, 2020 was not a good year for reading. Too much distraction, too much clinging to the news. Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women provided my escape. I immersed myself in the cold waters off Jeju Island, sat a ...more
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American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
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American Spy is a wonderfully nuanced spy thriller. Too often spy thrillers are plot-driven...period. Author Lauren Wilkinson’s multi-layered plot has plenty of twists and turns, but she couples them with three-dimensional characters whose lives and ...more
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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist
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Am I a racist? If not, am I an antiracist? Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist helps to answer that question…and many more. Kendi begins simply, spelling out the differences. In fact, it’s clear that Kendi has worked to make this short
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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My first reaction after I had finished Delia Owens’s Where the Crawdads Sing was to open it up and read it again. I loved everything about this book. Kya, the main character, has a story arc unusual and compelling, and somehow believable. Left by her ...more
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Library Book
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The two Susan Orlean’s books that I’ve read have special appeal to me. I’ve written a nature guide to the areas Orlean writes about in The Orchid Thief. She nailed the essence of those Florida places, and it’s a great story. I’m also a librarian, so ...more
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The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s novel, The Liar, immerses us in the life of Nofar, a teen girl whose younger sister is the beauty and friend magnet that Nofar is not and whose existence barely registers with the clot of mean teens who buy ice cream at the sho ...more
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The Overstory by Richard Powers
" V.E. wrote: "Great review. I saw the author on the PBS Newshour"

I saw the same interview. He did a lot of research for the book.
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The Overstory by Richard Powers
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In Richard Powers’s The Overstory, the forests and trees we encounter are as much protagonists as the people we meet. The plight of the forests is the “overstory” that twines and binds the stories of nine protagonists: an engineer in Portland, an
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