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The Overstory by Richard Powers
"I sit in silence, holding the paperback copy of The Overstory in my hands, thinking of trees.

Wondering which trees grew to become the books on my shelves. Wondering which ones became the cherry tree desk my grandfather made for me. Wondering how..." Read more of this review »
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My arborist son recommended this to me. The books starts off with a series ofshort stories, really, about 8 characters, whose further stories will be spelled out further and in some cases intertwine in the rest of the book. For me, Patricia Westerfor ...more
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
" You certainly point out all the major good things about the book, and they made me think twice about my own review. You are definitely more judicious ...more "
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
"This was a book discussion group choice, and there is a lot here to discuss. It raises questions without giving answers. What makes a good mother? Is it unselfish to give up a child to adoptive parents who can offer the child more material advanta..." Read more of this review »
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Isabel Wilkerson
“The general laws of migration hold that the greater the obstacles and the farther the distance traveled, the more ambitious the migrants. “It is the higher status segments of a population which are most residentially mobile,” the sociologists Karl and Alma Taeuber wrote in a 1965 analysis of census data on the migrants, published the same year as the Moynihan Report. “As the distance of migration increases,” wrote the migration scholar Everett Lee, “the migrants become an increasingly superior group.” Any migration takes some measure of energy, planning, and forethought. It requires not only the desire for something better but the willingness to act on that desire to achieve it. Thus the people who undertake such a journey are more likely to be either among the better educated of their homes of origin or those most motivated to make it in the New World, researchers have found. “Migrants who overcome a considerable set of intervening obstacles do so for compelling reasons, and such migrations are not taken lightly,” Lee wrote. “Intervening obstacles serve to weed out some of the weak or the incapable.” The”
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