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Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Hello, Universe
by Erin Entrada Kelly (Goodreads Author)
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There are many reasons why I love the recent Newbery winner, Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. One, (quick brag) I happen to know the author having had a novel construction class with her in my MFA program at Rosemont College. Two, the character ...more
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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I'm always slow to pick up the novels that everybody's reading, so I only recently got around to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning duo, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Mantel takes over familiar historical material—Henry VIII offloading his ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
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I recently finished reading Naomi Alderman's The Power, which won the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Everything about The Power feels determined to disorient the reader in the best possible way. The story is told as though it is a history, a ...more
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A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
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I can certainly anticipate a stage or movie adaptation of A Horse Walks Into A Bar, the 2017 Man Booker International Prize Winner. This strangely named, 196-page story by multi prize-winning author David Grossman, introduces us to Dovaleh, an aging ...more
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Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
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My selection is Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire has become a classic of nature writing and a touchstone for conservationists. By turns lyrical, elegiac, poetic, and prickly, it is an exploration of Arches N ...more
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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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When folks think about taking a road trip, they likely think about a vacation destination. Maybe they plan to rent an RV with the whole family and drive cross-country, or pack up the car to visit old friends and family they haven't seen in a while, b ...more
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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I'm writing a book about a long-distance hike and so, for inspiration, I picked up a copy of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, which tells the tale of the middle-aged, inexperienced hiker's partial tre ...more
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