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The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon · NYJB Review

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The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon This review was originally posted on the New York Journal of Books. The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon is a coming of age, character-based novel that follows Esi’s first-person recounting of her girlhood in newly independent Ghana…By jbadmin|
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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer If I hadn't already been feeling a deep pull back to the earth, this book was everything I needed to choose a different path moving forward. The author starts out this…By jbadmin|
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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner Zauner's book is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. The devastation of losing a mother, trying to piece together who that woman was, intense memories around the smells and tastes of food, coming of age with parents who are far from perfect,…By jbadmin|
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The Premonition by Michael Lewis

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis Such great insight into our decentralized state being ill-equipped for a national public health crisis. I love how Lewis finds the human characters to tell this story through. So compelling as I try to understand what happened,…By jbadmin|
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Think Again by Adam M. Grant

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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam M. Grant I really loved the end of this book where it encouraged young people to not feel confined by early career choices or expectations! Such important advice for a happy life. About Think Again Think Again is…By jbadmin|
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Taking it on The Road (part three) Mother / Daughter #vanlife

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com  A week after selling our home of twenty years, the house in which we raised a family (and collected generations worth of bric-a-brac), I exercised my first expression of freedom — three weeks in the Pacific Northwest with our…By Jeanne|
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