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The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

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The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal The human organ at the center of it all, around which so much is attributed. The love, the imagery, the life - the heart is more than a pulsing muscle. This novel is successful in its ambition to capture everything, from the poetry of the heart to…By jbadmin|
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Returning East: Road Trip as Art Across America

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com under the title "Returning East: Lessons Learned on a Pandemic Road Trip." Whereas our trek West as our road trip began in January had been motivated by the urgent need to arrive, our return trip was intentionally drawn out, our desire…By jbadmin|

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas This is a big meaty book that allows you to inhabit a character's mind as you would your own. Or at least that of a close friend with whom you are very intimate and familiar. This the story of a woman permitting the men in her life…By jbadmin|
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Our Road Trip and Tips for Yours

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This essay originally appeared on Medium.com.  After reading my recent essay about “The Value of a Grown-up Gap Year” in Moms Don't Have Time to Write, many people asked, “But, won’t you tell me where you actually went on this road trip?” And even as I nodded, “yes,”…By jbadmin|
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Vera by Carol Edgarian

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Vera by Carol Edgarian This novel is an exciting, personal (fictional) account of the San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906 from the point of view of a fabulous character—Vera Johnson is the illegitimate daughter of the city’s most prominent madame during an era of miners,…By jbadmin|
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The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel

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The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel Loved the sparse concise writing style and the weaving in of spiritual Santero influences. This is the type of fiction I love, following terribly flawed humans through devastating experiences and watching them carry on nonetheless. Plus…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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