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Feminist City

Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World by Leslie Kern Non-Fiction suggested by Toni From Amazon – We live in the city of men. Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets often are a place of threats rather […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Fiction suggested by Shirley In this classic story, what once was the United States reacts to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by creating a society where women are strictly controlled. From Amazon – Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United […]

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb Non-Fiction suggested by Barbara Memoir of a psychotherapist and national advice columnist, about some of her patients and herself, a portrait of discovering what it means to be human. from Amazon — One day, Lori Gottlieb is a […]

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My Place at the Table

My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris by Alexander Lobrano Non-Fiction suggested by Ruthann Ruthann says “This is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in awhile. It appealed to me because I’m a bit of a Francophile and also love food. But what really makes this book […]

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Fiction suggested by Sharon As life at 1960s reform school becomes ever more perilous, the tension between friends Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a momentous decision. Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. From Amazon – When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s […]

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Oh William!

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout Fiction suggested by Barbara Her ex-husband has always been a mystery to her. This story explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from and what they’ve left behind. From Amazon – Lucy Barton is a writer, but her […]

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The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer Fiction suggested by Barbara A book about love, an indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship, how we can ever truly know another person. From Amazon –  “We think we know the ones we love.” So Pearlie Cook […]

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Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener Non-Fiction suggested by Barbara In her mid-twenties, Anna works at a big-data startup in the early Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and progress. From Amazon – In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna […]

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The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett Fiction suggested by Lynnie About twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. from Amazon – The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community […]