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Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman

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Call Me by Your Name by André AcimanEven though the opening lines disclose a love affair is on the horizon, Aciman's slow build to its consummation is both suspenseful and titillating in the best sense of the words. The first person interior monologue of the protagonist renders…By jbadmin|
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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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Untamed by Glennon DoyleThis book is a series of short, first-person essays documenting Doyle’s transformation from being “caged” to untamed. Her articulation of society’s cages was clear and simple and in sometimes obvious, but nonetheless, revelatory. Possibly a case…By jbadmin|
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All Adults Here by Emma Straub

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All Adults Here by Emma StraubI really enjoyed this book. Astrid, one of the main characters was nostalgically reminiscent of Olive Kitteridge. I also really enjoyed the dynamic portrayed between her three adult children - their squabbles and loyalties. I am an only child…By jbadmin|
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The Antidote For Everything by Kimmery Martin

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Kimmery Martin has done it again in "The Antidote For Everything." Her use of language and turns of phrase were plenty to keep me reading, but then there were the characters she developed in Georgia and Jonah. Their friendship is the type we all strive for. As a doctor, Martin knows…By jbadmin|
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The Darlings by Cristina Alger

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The Darlings by Cristina AlgerI enjoyed the audio version of this book very much. I was drawn to its portrait of a privileged family with its descriptions of the Manhattan elite and all their trappings. I am a fan of family drama and any book that is set in an environment…By jbadmin|
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The Life-Changing Art of Letting Go: A Midlife Reckoning with my Stuff

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This essay was originally published on Zibby Owens' We Found Time.I once took a class in the art of memoir where the assignment was to write about an object and its meaning. I bristled at the prompt. Objects are only objects, I told myself, and imbuing them with meaning was materialistic…By jbadmin|
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