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Book store

There is a book store in town that I soon need to be bared from. I cannot go there and not buy a book (or three). 225 more words

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

This novel is about the complicated relationship between Wavy (a fairy-like little girl, then a teenager), and Kellen (a gentle giant and ex-con) who is one of her meth-dealing father’s helpers. 56 more words

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Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

This is the tale of an Ojibwe boy who runs away from a residential school in order to return home. At first, he’s accompanied by two other students. 19 more words

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Book thoughts: Strange the Dreamer

I recently finished Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and I have been trying to organise my thoughts into something of a review.

I have read books by her before. 370 more words

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After the Parade by Lori Ostlund

This novel tells 40-year-old Aaron Englund’s story. He leaves his long-term partner in New Mexico and drives to San Francisco to begin again. In re-establishing his life, he has to deal with the past’s ghosts. 69 more words

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

This novel is about Cora’s escape from a plantation on the underground railroad. The best part of the novel, I feel, is that Whitehead makes the railroad a real thing rather than a metaphor. 44 more words

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

There are really three stories going on this novel. I feel part of the most modern story, narrated by Marie, is excessive and tepid. It seems every book set in the past—and this one is, during China’s cultural revolution—must have a retrospective layer. 77 more words

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