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HessCA

HessCA

Joined July 2020

Lover of books!
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The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
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The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
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What it is by Lynda Barry
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The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
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The Souvenir Museum: Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering
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The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell
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The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
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The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac
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Autumn by Ali Smith
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
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How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
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“Our convictions can lock us in prisons of our own making.”

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“If knowledge is power, knowing what we don‘t know is wisdom.”

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“This book is about the value of rethinking.”

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What it is | Lynda Barry
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mandarchy Nice to meet you, I love Linda Barry. ❤️ and we may have matching dogs! 2mo
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This Book Is Anti-Racist | Tiffany Jewell
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"What we do not know, our lack of information and knowledge, contributes to our prejudices and biases."

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This Book Is Anti-Racist | Tiffany Jewell
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Privilege is the benefit you receive due to how close you are to the dominant culture.

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By the Book | Julia Sonneborn
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Very fun, very quick read!! Read some "so-so" reviews about the predictability of the book being a negative, bit in a time where little is predictable (aside from there being bad news), this was a welcome comfort. The writing is good, the characters are endearing. If you're looking for some literary candy, read this one!!

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“America has always put forward a public veneer of loving immigrants and their role in this country, but in reality, the underside of immigration, the hidden hatred and internalized oppression and silence, has made our relationship with the notion of being a nation of immigrants much more embattled; a permanent secret war of words and hatred against itself.“

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The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis | Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac
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"Anger that sinks into despair is powerless to make a change. Anger that evolves into conviction is unstoppable."

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In memoriam John le Carré. This book is terrific (as all le Carré I've read), and the film almost does the novel justice.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke

“I felt a surge of anger and for a moment thought I would not tell him what I knew. But then I thought that it was unkind to punish him for something he cannot help. It is not his fault that he does not see things the way I do.“

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"Peace is very demanding:. It has to wipe out the effects of war as quickly as possible."

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Truth is the first casualty of war.

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"Something about this country made it easy to forget that we needed each other."

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“Then we'd go through our missings. That was what Jack called them. We figured it was healthy, for the parents especially, not to try to deny the fact of what had been lost but to acknowledge it.“

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"Potts tried to ferret out the difference between an unfair world and a terrible one. Thinking about it confused him."

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Friends and Strangers | J. Courtney Sullivan

"She wondered if any male writer was ever waylaid by such a task. Perhaps more of them ought to be. She often thought that equality between the sexes should be achieved by men growing more thoughtful and attentive, rather than women becoming less so."

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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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"...I argue that choice is illusory in a context of pervasive inequality. Choices are structured by oppression. We shouldn't offer assistance with suicide until we all have the assistance we need to get out of bed in the morning and live a good life. Common causes of suicidality--dependence, institutional confinement, being a burden--are entirely curable."

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Everything Inside | Edwidge Danticat
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Very quick read. Loved the pace of the story. I don't usually like books that jump from character to character, but this is so smartly written that the stories come together seamlessly even though told from several different perspectives. Definitely worth the read!!

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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About halfway through this incredible book. Wasn't sure where we were going at first, but it is looking like it's going to be an exciting ride!