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Book of the Week: Love Wins - Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell

No surprise that a major feature film is in the works for this. Reading this book, I couldn’t help but think of the groundbreaking AIDS film, … 437 more words

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New Fiction: Brighton - Michael Harvey

Harvey writes the kind of suspense I find particularly rewarding: Steeped in a sense of place, rich in character and motivation, the plots seem to develop organically toward a tragic denouement. 284 more words

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New Memoir: I'm Just a Person - Tig Notaro

Louis C.K. has described Notaro’s groundbreaking stand up work about her breast cancer as “an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them.” This memoir builds on her deadpan comedic style to offer an insightful and honest expansion on the personal themes in her comedy. 286 more words

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Fiction Short Take: Rich and Pretty - Rumaan Alam

This story moves the classic coming of age story to the next phase. It captures the friendship of two women as their adult lives take off, shifting from school to work, from crushes to weddings, from BFF to the tricky negotiation of mature friendship. 154 more words

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Nonfiction Short Take: The World According to Star Wars - Cass Sunstein

Yes, that Cass Sunstein…advisor to presidents, Harvard professor and bestselling author of books on behavioral economics and political science. Why? Walter Isaacson explains:

Star Wars…

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New in Paperback: The Wolf Border - Sarah Hall

In my estimation, Hall is one of the best literary novelists Harper publishes–a writer of expansive imagination and literary scope. This story about parenting, identity, family, and our relationship to the wilderness might be my favorite of Hall’s books. 116 more words

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Audiobook Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Title: Dodger
Author: Terry Pratchett
Narrator: Stephen Briggs
Publisher: HarperCollins
Running Time: 10 hours, 31 minutes
Source: Download from the Audiobook Sync program
Summary: (taken from… 506 more words

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