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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

In 1793, in Stockholm, one early autumn morning, two children find Mickel Cardell, a man of the Watch, in a drunken stupor, and shake him awake.  At first he can’t figure out what they are saying, but slowly their words … Continue reading

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SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson intrigues me. When I read Cryptonomicon I was totally hooked by both the subject of cryptography and the thriller/suspense plot. But then the Baroque Cycle came out- a three part series about the history of science and philosophy. … Continue reading

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

When Zora Neale Hurston came to Plateau, Alabama in 1927, Cudjo Lewis was eighty six years old.  He was one of the last living slaves who remembered crossing the Middle Passage from Africa to the United States on the last … Continue reading

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The Outsider by Stephen King

Stephen King is both prolific and eclectic. From 11/22/63 which explores the assassination of John F. Kennedy to some of his classic horror stories like The Shining to the The Dark Tower series which is set in a post apocalyptic world, … Continue reading

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The narrator of The Sellout had a peculiar childhood. Raised by his father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject of some racially charged and controversial studies. He always believed, that the pioneering work that his father was … Continue reading

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Born in the US but living in Nigeria, Sunny struggles with feeling like she doesn’t belong. Not only does she speak differently and have a much different set of experiences than her classmates in Nigeria, she is also albino which … Continue reading

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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

In an unnamed country in the midst of civil unrest, two young people meet. Fiercely independent, modern and sensual, Nadia, and gentle, protective and reserved, Saeed.  Two people who are drawn to each other by the very things that are … Continue reading

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