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White Ivy by Susie Yang

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This review was originally published by the New York Journal of Books.White Ivy by Susie YangWhite Ivy is a suspenseful novel with a protagonist who is intentionally portrayed as an anti-heroine. It begins “Ivy Lin was a thief but you would never know it to look at her.”…By jbadmin|
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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonTo write a memoir in prose, to distill each experience into just the right words, to leave enough white space on the page for a reader to jump in and participate with the language, that is the work of a master. Reader, you already know…By jbadmin|
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AT HOME before it was a thing…

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. For many women of my generation, kitchens are command central, the headquarters from which the multi-tasking happens. And as much as we love the warmth and nurturing sentiment the kitchen represents, let’s be honest: the work required…By jbadmin|
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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanWith an equal measure of humor and philosophy, Backman's latest work examines the intricacies of family and home and the anxiety we feel over getting it right. The novel's structure engaged me from the very beginning with its omniscient voice moving…By jbadmin|
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The Book of V by Anna Solomon

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The Book of V by Anna SolomonI loved this book's ambition. Any modern retelling of a biblical character has me hooked as well. The braiding of the three point-of-view characters' stories was masterful and the reveal about two-thirds of the way through around how their lives…By jbadmin|
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Jacobo’s Rainbow by David Hirshberg

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Jacobo's Rainbow by David HirshbergMay 2021Although set in the nineteen sixties, David Hirshberg’s Jacobo’s Rainbow is infused with prescient relevance today. This hero’s journey shines a light on activism and protest on a college campus as well as the idea of patriotism…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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