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runswithscissors007
Brother | David Chariandy
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I really liked this one. Four stars/5. I finished it in two days. (Very quick for me)
It was a family‘s story but also a community‘s story. Heart wrenching on both accounts. Tender on both accounts. Tight, clever and yet lush. It feels like an important book that explores masculinity, racism, poverty, police violence and family.
I know the neighbourhood and have read the newspaper stories.. this book is a much needed contextualization. 🖤

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suzie.reads
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Today has been a loooonnnng day in work! So glad I can finally chill and have a read 😍 Currently in Portugal 🇵🇹 #ReadingEurope2020
Getting me excited for our summer holiday in August ✈

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Pickpick

I live in an area with many Mennonites and Amish. Like this novel, we‘ve had recent news stories of sexual abuse in those communities. It‘s that connection which prompted me to read this, although the novel deals with the emotional and practical aftermath rather than events themselves. Moving and thought-provoking. See @Blaire ‘s review also.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
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Cinfhen I thought this book was really powerful ~ 14h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Me too. And the book I read after was an equally powerful and contrasting book. 14h
Booksnchill This was a 5⭐️ for me last year. A powerful story told sparingly. 14h
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4thhouseontheleft That‘s the same reason why I want to read this one (even though I don‘t live there anymore). 14h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Booksnchill I didn‘t love it quite that much, but it was definitely a strong read. 5h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I‘ll be curious for your thoughts, once you get to it. 5h
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Tripex
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

DNF not too long after I started. Life is short.

BethM Agreed- too many books to be read! 14h
Tripex @BethM 👌 11h
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KimM
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Whole series on sale at Audible. $5.95 each. Highly recommend

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mcctrish
The Wars | Timothy Findley
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It‘s International Freedom to Read Week so I‘m ( finally) reading The Wars which has been a banned book. I‘m saddened to see Tennessee is in the news for trying to pass bills to implement a board to watch what their public libraries do beginning a whole new chapter of censorship 😢

Tamra 😠 When will people learn? 1d
mcctrish @Tamra 🤷🏻‍♀️ 17h
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diovival
Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I am going to see Esi Edugyan speak at Carnegie Music Hall in two weeks! The optimist in me feels like I can finish Conjure Women before cracking open my next book. If all goes well, I'll get started on Washington Black before the big day. We'll see. 📖 📚

AmyG Loved this book! 1d
Nute I bet that‘s a cool venue for an author talk! 1d
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Bookjunkie57
February | Lisa Moore
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I didn't do too terribly on my Feburary TBR. I read 4 of the 9 books and am about 40% into the 5th.

BookishMe Your tagged in a current read as I attempt to read books with respective months in the titles ;p 2d
Yoshi-and-a-book Nice 👍👏💖 1d
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Dilara
Kamouraska | Anne Hbert

It's quite highly-strung, but the writing is beautiful.

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SaniyyahK
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I really enjoyed this book. The writing was pretty modern and at times I had to reread a couple sentences. The ending kept me on my toes and up way past my bedtime! Is the sequel worth reading? Didn‘t hear the best reviews about the book. Can someone tell me what happens in like a sentence?😬

BookwormM Basically you learn how Gilead is destroyed. Personally although I rushed out to buy it the sequel didn‘t live up to this one and this one didn‘t need it. It destroys the beauty of not knowing what happens. 2d
SaniyyahK @BookwormM thank you! Yeah I kind of liked how the author left the book open ended. I just kept thinking of the possibilities! ❤️ 1d
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