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Two in the Far North
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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
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Important, engaging, great writing, on point. A good follow-up to bell hooks' "Will to Change." Great critique of oppressive culture. The piece that I still am looking for is an investigation of WHY men are more violent - and, knowing that, how to ch ...more
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
"Really great allegory of any oppressor/oppressed cultures. The common tropes used (ignorant member of the oppressing group befriending a member of the oppressed group; oppressed group member helps the ignorant become aware; the now enlightened mem..." Read more of this review »
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Arctic Dreams by Barry  Lopez
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First off, I'm shocked this book was a bestseller. I enjoyed it, but man it was long. Maybe Americans in the 80s read more than they do now? Anyway: I absolutely loved Lopez' "Desert Notes / River Notes" and hoped for more of the same here. But inste ...more
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The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
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Everybody read this in elementary school... but I never did. I'm not sure why. But last month I rediscovered this series when my nephew was reading book 1... and found the whole series at my local library. It was a delightful reading experience, part ...more
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Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
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I'd always heard of this book and wanted to read it. It wasn't what I expected. Sort of a "saint's life" style, a collection of random events in this almost super-human saintly bishop's life. That wasn't super resonant. However, in another light it's ...more
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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
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The Will to Change by bell hooks
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A very good book on a super important subject. I wanted more.

A lot of this felt like academic essays arguing with other academic feminists - very much dealing with old debates within the movement. That's important and good but I feel like those deba
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The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
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The Will to Change by bell hooks
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A very good book on a super important subject. I wanted more.

A lot of this felt like academic essays arguing with other academic feminists - very much dealing with old debates within the movement. That's important and good but I feel like those deba
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