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The Inheritance of Shame by Peter Gajdics
The Inheritance of Shame
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66. The Inheritance of Shame: a memoir by Peter Gajdics
Gajdics was lured into a conversion from homosexuality by a very unscrupulous psychiatrist who told his patients that they would never recover and used them as near slaves for years while he
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The Lies That Bind by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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65. The lies that bind: rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture by Anthony Appiah
Not just: who are you? but Who do you think your are? Appiah looks at creed, color, country, class and culture. As a mixed race gay man, Appiah has a
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The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
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64. The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
I keep hoping that I will find a Martin Amis book that lives up to Times Arrow. This sure wasnt it. I know it is a first novel but it is so juvenile I could spit. Raunchy for raunchiness sake. A young man, Charles,
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The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
"Read: April 2017

I decided to read The Rachel Papers after reading the amazing Time's Arrow last year and I cannot believe these two books were written by the same author. I wrote a review of Time's Arrow at the time which showed how much I loved i..." Read more of this review »
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Imbeciles by Adam Cohen
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63. Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen
This book gives a history of how young women bore the brunt of the eugenics movement. There are a lot of villains and the story comes to a head in
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Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
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62. Basic Black with pearls by Helen Weinzweig
This book aggravated me more than anything else. Does Conrad, her lover, even exist? Is the heroine, Shirley, mad or is there a conspiracy against her? The only good parts for me were the recognizable
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Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
"Well, I am in the minority on this one, but I did not enjoy this book. I did not, in fact, finish it, though that was not entirely my fault; the e-book copy that I got from my local library expired last night and I do not care enough about what ha..." Read more of this review »
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Allowed to Grow Old by Isa Leshko
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61. Allowed to grow old: portraits of elderly animals from farm sanctuaries by Isa Leshko
This is a beautiful sad book of black and white photographs of animals who have been rescued. Many of them had been abused, and it was difficult to get close to
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Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason
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60. Shiloh and other stories by Bobbie Ann Mason
I didnt enjoy this as much as Feathered Crowns. The stories felt dated but not historical. I also have a great deal of trouble relating to the characters, most of whom dont seem to make decision as much
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