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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 […]