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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank
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A good beach read. I actually read this at our beach house in Isla Mujeres and I am glad that Dottie Frank is back to her good ole writing style. Her books always end a little too sweetly and neatly but she is a master at character development and th ...more
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Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere
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This book addresses all sorts of dichotomies - transracial adoption, surrogate pregnancy, abortion, traditional family/bohemian rootless lifestyle, estranged parents, parenting dynamics, “stolen” children, sibling rivalries. Yes, ALL of these topics ...more
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Guidebook to Relative Strangers by Camille T. Dungy
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A couple of years ago I traveled to Ft Collins to hear my longtime friend Edwidge Danticat speak before a large audience who had recently finished a citywide reading of one of her best selling books. Afterwards, I was waiting for my ride and had a co ...more
Guidebook to Relative Strangers by Camille T. Dungy
"I like her writing style, but she's very obsessed with mothering her young daughter, and while that is meaningful and useful both for her and some readers, I wanted her to expand outward more. Maybe in her next book?"
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The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
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She grew up in South Central LA and foster homes, put up with a lot of abuse and shit but now she is a star. She can hardly believe it either but hobnobs with Will and Jada and Kevin Hart. Part funny, part painful. It’s not going to win any literary ...more
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Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
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A mind boggling collection of stories from women who have been raped. By fathers, strangers, boyfriends, uncles. Women who were told by society it’s “Not That Bad”. Highly recommend to everyone who needs to learn more about the #metoo movement. Espec ...more
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The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
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Good lord, if the racism and lynching were not bad enough, the primary focus on child abuse by a single black Georgia mom on her ten kids is heart wrenching. Not only did she beat her kids to near death with a sharp metal buckled belt but she also pr ...more
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