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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.

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 double-sh
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Average rating: 4.02 · 45 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

4.14 avg rating — 14 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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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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The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
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The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The Weight of Ink
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Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink is a long book, but if you approach it as savoring a whole meal and not just fast food, you will be richly rewarded. Like Geraldine Brooks's excellent People of the Book, The Weight of Ink segues between the present ...more
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" In the ancient and not so ancient world, women wore their wealth. "
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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Women had little security other than jewelry, so even the poorest among us sported gold chains, earrings, and rings as their insurance.
This was absolutely true for women in the past, and still is today in many parts of the world. Jewelry was a form of insurance for women, who were often unable to own or inherit property; in fact, an older lady once told me that “you should always try to get 24 karat gold jewelry, not 18K, as you can pawn it more readily.” Jewelry could be taken with a woman when she got married as part of her dowry, and it was considered personal property in a way that other things were not. In times of war, famine, or need, many women sold their jewelry, or hid it by sewing it in their clothes. I think we ...more
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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The day after Toni Morrison died, I took Beloved off my bookshelf where it had sat, unread, for more than a decade. I was afraid of being overwhelmed by a story that, while not factual, conveyed all the horrors of slavery. I was not wrong. But the br ...more
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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Wrap yourself up in Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: engaging, spot-on deadpan humor, and a somewhat fractured main character who you can’t help but root for. OK, Eleanor Oliphant is not completely fine, thanks to a childhood with ...more
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Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander
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The cover of Nathan Englander’s latest is misleading: Kaddish.com: a Novel. The word “novel” creates certain expectations: complex characters with complex interactions, a multi-layered plot, a certain length. I was frustrated by Kaddish.com
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