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Wishing You Less in 2022: What’s Your New Years Priority?

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As we move toward another new year, I'm considering what's a priority. On a recent Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were walking in Boston’s Back Bay and shared a stunned expression. We had a free afternoon in front of us. No plans or commitments – I hadn’t felt like that…By jbadmin|
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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves

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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves Brava to Lynne Reeves for a who-done-it that delivered on so many fronts. Not only was I constantly second-guessing myself on the identity of the true culprit, I was ensconced in Boston's Back Bay, the world of the theatre, and high-stakes…By jbadmin|
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Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

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Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo I listened to this title and believe the narration added to my enjoyment. Sankofa takes you in to the world of Anna Bain at the moment she discovers her father's diaries. The thing is, she has never met her father nor had her mother ever told her much…By jbadmin|
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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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