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Educating Myself About Racism (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 11)

As a white woman I have been trying to educate myself about the inherent racism that is a part of our culture and society. As a third culture person (someone who grew up overseas and was immersed in a different … Continue reading

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Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Testaments is one of the books I listed as wanting to read on vacation. It was a good pick! Engaging, well written, with a great plot and interesting characters, this book also answered some questions and filled in some of … Continue reading

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This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Years ago I read a novel called Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, which was a becoming of age story about a young man who in the course of one summer is confronted with lies, betrayal and murder and yet … Continue reading

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

I became very curious when Tokarczuk won the Man Booker Prize for Flights and then even more intrigued when she recently won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. (The award was postponed a year due to internal controversy and dissension … Continue reading

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The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller

I have been sick since Christmas Day with a terrible hacking cold and cough. Yesterday, after being sick and tired of being sick and tired, I declared myself well and tried to get back to my normal schedule. Today I … Continue reading

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A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

Did you get some money for Christmas that you are not sure what spend on? ? A gift card from Amazon? Do you have some time now with family and friends gone, to curl up with a good book?  Well, … Continue reading

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Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Deep in the marshes and bayous near Barkley Cove, North Carolina is where the “Marsh Girl” lived. The people of the town knew of her-the abandoned girl named Kya Clark, who lived in a ramshackle hut that was only accessible … Continue reading

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The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics by Stephen Coss

I love history when original documents are used to tell the story, letting us see what people were thinking, saying and letting us see how those thoughts played out in their actions. In The Fever of 1721, Coss does just … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Violence Against Women in Fiction

I have numerous books in my queue waiting to be blogged. One is The Current by Tim Johnson. It is a story of two college aged women who are pulled from an icy river on the outskirts of a small … Continue reading

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The Round House by Louise Erdrich

What happens to a young boy on the cusp of manhood when his mother is assaulted and almost killed? What happens to a family who must cope while their mother and their wife tries to heal from the physical and … Continue reading

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