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Talking to Strangers – Book Review

Author: Malcom Gladwell Genre: Historical Study Publisher: Little Brown & Comany Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we…

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Degrees of Difficulty – Book Review

Author: Julie E. Justicz Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Fomite Published: October 1, 2019 Book Description: Love is the foundation of family, but at what cost? After Ben Novotny is born with a rare chromosomal disorder that produces profound mental disability and brain-racking seizures, his parents, Caroline and Perry, and their two other children are asked…

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The Testaments – Book Review

Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Dystopian Fiction Publisher: Nan A. Talese Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale,the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the…

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How We Fight For Our Lives – Book Review

Author: Saeed Jones Genre: Memoir Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: October 8, 2019 Book Description: “People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am no longer yours.’” Haunted…

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American Royals – Book Review

Author: Katherine McGee Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Published: September 3, 2019 Book Description: What if America had a royal family? If you can’t get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asiansmeets The Crown. Perfect for fans of…

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Motherland – Book Review

Author: Elissa Altman Genre: Memoir Publisher: Ballentine Books Published: August 6, 2019 Book Description: After surviving a traumatic childhood in nineteen-seventies New York and young adulthood living in the shadow of her flamboyant mother, Rita, a makeup-addicted former television singer, Elissa Altman has managed to build a very different life, settling in Connecticut with her…

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