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To listen is therefore to touch a stethoscope to the skin of a landscape, to hear what stirs below.
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Rain by Mia Couto
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Hands Washing Water by Chris Abani
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The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
"I only ever heard of Theranos flipping through the news channels. Then a saw a video of someone reviewing this book and I thought it was a book I could get into. And now that I’ve read it all I can say is that the whole situation was a big ball of..." Read more of this review »
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Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin
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Black History In Its Own Words by Ronald Wimberly
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"...Love is really more of an interactive process, it's a verb, not a noun."
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This collection gathers portraits of black luminaries, drawn by Wimberly in 2015-2017, and was published by Image Comics in 2017.

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The Little Buddhist Monk & The Proof by César Aira
Practical people say that dreams serve no purpose; but they can’t deny that at least they allow one to dream.
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The Little Buddhist Monk / The Proof by César Aira
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Probably not the best place to start with Aira. Of the two stories/novellas, The Little Buddhist Monk was the better of the two.
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“What’s the point of doing all that work,” Tesch asks, “if no one sees it?” “It makes me happy. It’s peaceful, spending hours working on it. It doesn’t really matter to me if anyone else sees it.”
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“You remember how Mom had that embroidered pillow? When she got upset, she’d shout into it and no one would hear her. That’s Facebook.”
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“Turning I would to I did is the grammar of growing up.”
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