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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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So like Netflix, when choosing a kobo book, I tend to get bogged down and then 45 minutes have passed and I haven‘t picked a book. So I have been asking my daughter to pick a letter, any letter. Her second choice was F, and this was the first title - which I then realized I also owned in print 🤦‍♀️

Upside is, so far it is excellent, and I just realized I listened to an episode of Small Town Murder about this case AND it removes 2 hoard books!

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AmberWB
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New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world. I had visited a few times prior to Katrina. So when the storm and the levees broke, so did my heart. The school I had been teaching at took a group of kids down a year later to help rebuild in Mississippi, and spent a day in New Orleans. This book contains essays by Chris Rose that were published in the N.O. Times Picayune the year or so after Katrina. Reading this and viewing 👇👇👇

AmberWB When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee, really illustrates the full horror of the storm and failures of government from the top down. (edited) 4d
ljuliel That‘s a good one to mention, as it‘s been recent enough that everyone remembers it happening. I‘d think if you were already familiar with the state , then went to help, it‘d hit home a lot harder. 4d
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SW-T
Lesson Before Dying | Ernest J Gaines
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R.I.P. 😢😢😢

Loved his books. He‘ll be missed.

#ErnestGaines

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cathipink
The Yellow House | Sarah M. Broom
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Finished my 100th book of the year last night 🎉 this book was much different than I expected, but I enjoyed it and it's given me a lot to think about. New Orleans is the city of my heart, and Katrina remains the event of my lifetime that never fails to render me speechless. This memoir is and isn't about the storm, and is and isn't about NOLA. Grateful to have read this story, and pulling for her and Tressie on 11/20 🤞 reading stats below ⬇️

cathipink Out of the 100 books read 📚 21 were from my stacks (the rest, library)🧔 15 male-identifying authors 📘 29 authors of color (better than last year but still need to do better)🎧 40 audiobooks 1w
merelybookish Good work! I stacked this a while ago and glad to see it's living up the it's hype! 1w
cathipink @merelybookish it's my most productive reading year by *a lot* - glad to have made it to 100 but aiming for fewer next year. I hope you enjoy The Yellow House when you get to it 🙂 1w
j9brown Wow, 100 is really impressive! 👏😄 1w
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Lesliereads
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“I try to create characters with character in order to improve my own character and maybe the character of the person who reads me.” - Ernest Gaines (1933-2019)🖤📚Rest in Manly, Southern, Literary Power and Esteem. #ernestgaines #americanwriters #southernwriters #blackwriters

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Leftcoastzen
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jillrhudy I just put some of his books out on the “Trending“ shelf here at the library--working late tonight! 1w
Leftcoastzen @jillrhudy That‘s great. I need to read more of his books,I enjoyed the ones I have read. 1w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk He was my Convocation speaker my freshman year of college. A great writer. He will be missed. 1w
RealBooks4ever Oh no... 😢 1w
Jas16 Oh that is so sad. 1w
Lcsmcat 😢 1w
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Sharpeipup
Finding Your Mojo | Stephanie Bond
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A friend gave me this one. Doesn‘t the voodoo doll look familiar?
#coverlove

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ShelleyBooksie
The Boy: A Novel | Tami Hoag
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At first I avoided this book due to the subject matter (harm comes to children) but I was persuaded to give it a try. It is a fast paced police mystery with excellent characters.