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Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

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Cassandra Speaks is Lesser's musing on how it might be different if women told our civilization's earliest stories, how it might be different if our society valued attributes found predominantly in women as opposed to those found predominantly in men. Layers and layers of patriarchy…By jbadmin|
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Literary Community: The Silver Lining of the COVID Era

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I finally had a hair appointment and while the grey is back under control and the cut is cute and bouncy, the best thing about the appointment was somewhat unexpected. The act of reclining back toward the sink to have my hair shampooed brought on a state of near ecstasy I hadn’t…By jbadmin|
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The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

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The Ten-Year Nap by Meg WolitzerSo I'm late to the party on this one but The Ten-Year Nap belongs on the shelf of important feminist novels, addressing issues around motherhood and women spend their time. I am a big fan of Meg Wolitzer and picked this one up after really enjoying…By jbadmin|
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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi** spoiler alert **I picked up this book because I loved Gyasi's debut, Homegoing. I kept reading because TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM is a treasure. The protagonist, Gifty, reconciles an evangelical christian upbringing with a career as a scientist.…By jbadmin|
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Daddy by Emma Cline

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Daddy by Emma ClineDaddy is a wonderful collection of stories that struck a chord with me for its insights into dark situations. The sense of knowing and revelatory observation kept me reading these sometimes everyday, sometimes twisted stories. Was excited to read because I was…By jbadmin|
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The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

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The Yellow House by Sarah M. BroomWhat I loved most about this memoir was Sarah's voice, and her honest, unsure assemblage of memory, research, and interview that combines to paint a history of a house, a family, and a city. I loved being privy to Sarah's confusion and frustration…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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