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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones

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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones This review was originally published by the New York Journal of Books. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again. Because it is that good,…By jbadmin|
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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi This review originally appeared in the New York Journal of Books. Burnt Sugar is an incredible novel with messages and characters that remain with its reader far beyond the final line. In this sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, always ephemeral…By jbadmin|
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Maybe not the best audiobook choice for the day after a coup-attempt and the height of a global pandemic, but Leave the World Behind's end-of-the-world omniscient narrator thoughtfully contemplates what matters, who we are, and, even as…By jbadmin|
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The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson The seventeen hour Splendid and the Vile audio book was the perfect companion on a cross country drive. Churchill's bravery, determination, and leadership rang through as did…By jbadmin|
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Dreamland by Sam Quinones

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones I picked up Dreamland at the suggestion of a person I admire. It details the convergence of our national Opioid crisis and heroine addiction, fueled by criminal drug marketing techniques, an anti-pain…By jbadmin|
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New Year’s Books and Wishes

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Welcome 2021! I know the trouble isn’t over and life will never be the same, but I am so glad to turn the page on the calendar. I greet the New Year, not with bubbly champagne at midnight, dressed in heels or a fancy dress, music playing in the background, but on this bright morning…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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