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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
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*A fairly even trade-out for the irreverent, adolescent narrative voice and some of the “enticing” YA content in True Diary, but rendered from a female protagonist’s perspective
*Highly current/topical, including depression, suicide, anti-immigr
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Educated by Tara Westover
Educated
by Tara Westover (Goodreads Author)
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I enjoyed this memoir for many reasons--primary among which is that Tara Westover provides a self-aware, scholarly testament to her own survival of American religious extremism. Somehow she conducts this work with empathy for the same people who abus ...more
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The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold
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I never would have thought that I would lead off describing this book by saying, "Griswold's writing is spectacular in its clarity." The author's trip around the middle band of the globe, and step-by-step dissection of the spots on that band in which ...more
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Shame by Salman Rushdie
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It was Rushdie, so wonderful in all of those expected ways (historical, literary, fantastical) but also not near the top of the Best of Rushdie.
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There There by Tommy Orange
There There
by Tommy Orange (Goodreads Author)
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When I first began reading There, There, I felt that rush of freshness that comes from a new author providing what is (to me) a completely new narrative strain. My American Indigenous reading encompasses all of the works of Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexi ...more
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The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold
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I never would have thought that I would lead off describing this book by saying, "Griswold's writing is spectacular in its clarity." The author's trip around the middle band of the globe, and step-by-step dissection of the spots on that band in which ...more
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Shame by Salman Rushdie
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It was Rushdie, so wonderful in all of those expected ways (historical, literary, fantastical) but also not near the top of the Best of Rushdie.
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