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Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

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Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee Casey Han is young woman trying to figure things out. She often gets herself in a bind and does what isn't expected - a dagger to the heart for her hard-working, immigrant parents. There should be more books with female protagonists in…By jbadmin|
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Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins · NYJB Review

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Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins This review was originally published by the New York Journal of Books. Caul Baby is an ambitious and unique novel set in a Harlem neighborhood where a powerful Creole family, the Melancons, conduct a secretive trade from their bodega storefront.…By jbadmin|
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The Value of a Grown-Up Gap Year

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This essay was originally published in the Travel section of Moms Don't Have Time To as "The Value of a Grown-Up Gap Year." I was skiing my way onto a chairlift at the Crested Butte ski resort in Colorado when a fellow masked and ‘single’ rider asked if he could join me. After…By jbadmin|
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Zero O’Clock by C.J. Farley

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Zero O'Clock by C.J. Farley In the first line of CJ Farley’s latest novel, Zero O'Clock, Geth Montego says she “would give anything to make old people remember what it’s like to be a teenager.” To that, I say “mission accomplished." Not only did she take me back to that…By jbadmin|
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel The Glass Hotel is the type of book that surprises you with where it ends up. The characters are terrific and the weaving of their experiences is deft. The main character, Vincent, is a whip-smart, beautiful, wounded soul. I especially enjoyed…By jbadmin|
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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell Where to start? The premise, the language, the way the structure weaves around events and characters. We have all grown up with Shakespeare, but to dive into this historical speculation is a treat nobody should miss. Titled "Hamnet," after Shakespeare's…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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