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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz This was a fun read for the mere fact the author revealed so much about the world of being a writer and the ins and outs of the publishing industry. It was a world she displayed with authority and a healthy dose of sarcasm. She also wove two threads…By jbadmin|
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The Privileges by Jonathan Dee

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The Privileges by Jonathan Dee The writing in this novel was very good: smart, witty, revelatory. The early chapters which depict a boozy wedding weekend and a mother getting through an endless day with her young children had me excited and optimistic about the reading journey…By jbadmin|
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Animal by Lisa Taddeo

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Animal by Lisa Taddeo I listened to Animal on audio which was really well narrated by Emma Roberts. That aside, once I got to the end, I had to immediately begin listening all over from the beginning. It's that kind of book, so set aside plenty of time. This debut work of fiction…By jbadmin|
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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

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The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein This book was prescribed in a bibliotherapy session and coincidentally read while cleaning out my own home of twenty years. Trigger alert if you are, or ever had…By jbadmin|

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

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The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal The human organ at the center of it all, around which so much is attributed. The love, the imagery, the life - the heart is more than a pulsing muscle. This novel is successful in its ambition to capture everything, from the poetry of the heart to…By jbadmin|
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Returning East: Road Trip as Art Across America

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com under the title "Returning East: Lessons Learned on a Pandemic Road Trip." Whereas our trek West as our road trip began in January had been motivated by the urgent need to arrive, our return trip was intentionally drawn out, our desire…By jbadmin|
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