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A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

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A Very Punchable Face by Colin JostI became a fan of Colin Jost after he delivered the commencement speech at my daughter's high school graduation - more of a stand up comedy routine than a speech, but he did end up delivering a great message in the end. So I pre-ordered his book…By jbadmin|
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Graced by the Hummingbird: Sylvia Plath’s Legacy

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This essay originally appeared on Medium.com. I propped my head on pillows this morning, listening to the sound of the rain on the roof. Still early, I picked up The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and finished it in one last gulp. It’s a classic I rued not already having read, if not…By jbadmin|
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The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

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The Days of Abandonment by Elena FerranteWow, The Days of Abandonment was well written with important things to say, but still pretty tough for me to read. As Olga navigates the dark days and weeks after her husband’s departure, the reader cringes and worries for the helpless…By jbadmin|
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettI was aware of the general premise of The Vanishing Half before I began it, however the structure was unexpected and delightful. I really loved the multi generational component of this novel, the idea that decisions travel forward and backwards,…By jbadmin|
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Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel

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Musical Chairs by Amy PoeppelAmy Poeppel is my go to author for funny fresh read. Musical Chairs didn't disappoint in its laugh-out-loud smartness, its keen observation of family relationships - especially parenting adult children. Love all the musical references and boy did this…By jbadmin|
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We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall

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We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman SchnallLove this novel's well researched setting. The World's Fair, New York, burgeoning science and synchronized swimming. Max and Vivi are great characters, bold and ambitious. The book highlights the importance of female friendship in a…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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