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Jolynne
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“For any heart that has survived a storm or bullet may you mosaic back together the pieces & embrace the healing that was (and is) always yours.”

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Who was your greatest love?

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Excellent book. “But at some point, you have to recognize that you have no control over anybody and you have to step back and be ready to catch them when they fall and that's all you can do. It feels like throwing yourself to sea. Or, maybe not that. Maybe it's more like throwing someone you love out to sea and then praying they float on their own, knowing they might well drown and you'll have to watch.”
― Taylor Jenkins Reid

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In the Night of Memory: A Novel | Linda Legarde Grover
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A moving story of resilience.

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Alice's Island: A Novel | Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
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I had to know how this ended so I stuck with it but it took too much page skimming to get there.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I‘m always happy to read a suspense novel with an ending that gets the best of me.

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”Always the anti-immigrant, wall wanters believing they were the first to arrive and claiming all, as theirs.”

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The River | Peter Heller
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A nail biter of a story set in the backcountry of Canada. The author had me believing I was there and most certainly wishing to be on a canoe in this wilderness, under better circumstances of course.

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Bailedbailed

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I see the word “clever” on many reviews, and it is a true description.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Mehso-so

The first two thirds were good but it was boring at the end.

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Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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A rare look into a history of a people and place that you will not much read about in mainstream American. A fine story about a family in eastern Oklahoma with a touch of Cherokee sovereignty and Cherokee culture in the mix.

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This was unexpectedly enjoyable. Who knew it was a gangster story. I didn't, if I had I most likely would not have read it.

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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Shalini, the protagonist is a spoiled, self-centered, selfish, naïve, and privileged young woman. Normally not what I like in a character but her journey to Kashmir revealing political upheaval, violence, poverty and much more make this book well worth the read.

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One Boy, No Water | Lehua Parker
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You don‘t see many books like this. A middle grade book with Hawaiian culture.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this story of love, hardships, and family of three Filipino women, one actually being a very precocious child, Roni, she was quite a treat.

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Mãn | Kim Thuy
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“the room was aglow with red-not the red of love but that of luck. Superstition dictated that each gift be be wrapped in that colour, which represents good fortune, because newlyweds need a lot of luck to find the balance that allows two individuals to build a single shared life.”

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Goodbye, Paris: A Novel | Anstey Harris
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A cute cheating/adultery story.

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Life and love in tough times.

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The story of Scarlett and Daisy, two strong and determined Chinese woman and their struggles with immigration. A very heartfelt story in these times of anti-immigration.

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I‘m back and forth trying to decide if I liked this novel. The ending certainly pushed it up a notch (although that is a much different take from what others thought). All the unanswered questions too! But, I suppose if we were living in a world that was ending there would be many unanswered questions.

Oh heck,👍🏾because Erdrich can spin a story.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Thriller!!! The ending was a bit gruesome for me but not too terribly bad.

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Great story of life in Columbia during the Pablo Escobar years. Chula and Petrona‘s stories were so emotional.

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Robopocalypse | Daniel H. Wilson
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I have only a few science fiction books under my belt and this one is the best so far.

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Page 1 of my 61 books read in 2018, that‘s a record for me. (My ratings underneath)

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Page 2 of my 61 books in read 2018, that‘s a record for me. (With my ratings).

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Page 3 of my 61 books read in 2018, that‘s a record for me. (With my ratings).

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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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I took a deep breath but I didn‘t cry. ”Nunez‘s gift to her narrator, to the narrator‘s massive companion, and to the reader, is not to banish loss or pretend it can ever be banished, but to take in the warmth of the sun, the lap and sparkle of the water, to allow us the time and space to breathe with the realization that these treasures still exist, even in the face of death.” Charles Taylor from LARB

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Starlight | Richard Wagamese
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The author's love of the land really shines through in this novel, it feels to me like this book is his tribute to the wild. I was sad reading this, not because the story is sad but because the author died leaving the book unfinished and I‘m sad that he will never write another.

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Secrets on a lonely desert highway.

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An interesting snippet of history focused on the beginning of Liberia told with touches of magical realism.

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Endearing story. For a minute there I thought the ending was going somewhere I didn‘t want it to go.

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So much wonderful tension in this apocalyptic novel based in the far north starring the Anishinabe.

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Ghost River | Tony Birch
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Sonny and Ren's friendship is the tie that binds this story and it is what makes this a very endearing read. Both characters will be remembered.

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Bad Endings | Carleigh Baker
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Obviously a good writer but none of the stories grabbed me, no whoa‘s for me in this collection.

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Compelling. I do recommend the audio as it read by the author.

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I would have enjoyed a longer book because the characters were so interesting. (Not a criticism, just a thought).

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Worth the read just for THAT ending.

TheBee Agree!!! 8mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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He is so very entertaining.

Bookishreem I enjoyed this book very mucg 8mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Had to get this read before the movie came out, I hope the movie is as powerful.

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Indian Country Noir | Sarah Cortez, Liz Martínez
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Mehso-so

Some stories were okay, I just couldn‘t find the authenticity in many of them.

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Good Morning, Midnight | Lily Brooks-Dalton
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"You can't judge a book by its cover". Well, I chose this book solely for its cover. I was not disappointed.

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Memories and oral teachings from the Lakota People. (I highly recommend the audio version). #alltimefave

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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What would you do in this situation? How could you know, how could you even begin to know!

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Sad and moving thoughts of a young Cherokee youth abandoned by his parents.

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Delicious! | Ruth Reichl
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Predictable but cute, and all that talk of food! Yum!

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Glass Beads | Dawn Dumont
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Two Indigenous women struggling with life and love.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I always like to switch things up with a good whodunit, I got two for the money with this one.

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Magnificent storytelling and ohhhh what an ending!

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Interesting