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Dec 2020: The Soul of America

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham non-fiction suggested by Janet from Amazon/publishers description – Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. […]

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Jan 2021: Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels Fiction suggested by Romie from Amazon – In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. He is only seven years old. And although by all rights he should have shared the […]

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Feb 2021: How Much of These Hills is Gold

How Much of These Hills is Gold: A Novel by C. Pam Zhang Fiction suggested by Sharon Historical fiction set in the California gold rush. The prose is just spectacular. From Amazon – Newly orphaned Chinese-American children siblings Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of […]

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Mar 2021: Ribbons of Scarlet

Ribbons of Scarlet by Quinn Dray Kamoie Knight Perinot Webb Pataki Fiction suggested by Terry Currently reading a rather interestingly collated historical fiction of the French Revolution from the perspective of several women involved. More than six Historical Fiction women authors each researched the life of and then penned a first-person narrative of an actual, […]

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Nov 2020: Watershed

Watershed by Mark Barr Fiction suggested by Barbara From Amazon: Amidst construction of a federal dam in rural Tennessee, Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, meets Claire, a small-town housewife struggling to find her footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South. As Nathan wrestles with the burdens of a secret guilt and tangled love, […]

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Sept 2020: Heartland

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh Non-fiction suggested by Barbara Amazon – Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up […]

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Aug 2020: The Vexations

The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks fiction suggested by Shirley From Amazon – A novel about the life of French composer Erik Satie, in the streets and cafes of Montmartre on the cusp of the twentieth century, about family and genius and the toll that genius exacts on family in pursuit of great art. Erik Satie […]

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July 2020: Pachinko

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Fiction suggested by Janet From Amazon – An extraordinary epic of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore […]

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Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Non-fiction suggested by Janet From Amazon –We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., in a moment when the struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the election […]

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