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Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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I did not know much about Steve Jobs or really care much about him, (he really comes across, as a jerk) but I am glad I read this memoir, by his daughter. She is a good writer and tells a very good story.
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Book lovers and true crime buffs will have a fine time with this one. Orlean immerses herself into the story too, making it personal. Good stuff.
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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
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"My parents probably wanted a girl who would sit
in the pews
wearing pretty florals and a soft smile.
They got combat boots and a mouth silent
until it's sharp as an island machete."

I loved this book, told in verse. Xiomara Batista is a wonderful charac
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Truman Capote
“Morning. Frozen rime lusters the grass; the sun, round as an orange and orange as hot-weather moons, balances on the horizon, burnishes the silvered winter woods. A wild turkey calls. A renegade hog grunts in the undergrowth.”
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory

Esi Edugyan
“We must all take on faith the stories of our birth, for though we are in them, we are not yet present.”
Esi Edugyan, Washington Black

“They took everything and ground it down to dust as fine as gunpowder, they fired their guns into the air in victory and the strays flew out into the nothingness of histories written wrong and meant to be forgotten. Stray bullets and consequences are landing on our unsuspecting bodies even now.”
Tommy Orange, There There

Nico Walker
“It's not that I'm dumb to the beauty of things. I take all the beautiful things to heart, and they fuck my heart till I about die from it.”
Nico Walker, Cherry

Leif Enger
“I made a fist and held it out. It didn't look like much—not like a fist anyone would count on for protection. If war came seeking a person I loved, that undernourished fist was not going to be enough. I would have to put my whole body in the way”
Leif Enger, Virgil Wander

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