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Nici

Nici

Joined April 2016

Former bookseller, intrepid parent
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The Second Girl | David Swinson
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I'm hooked on this train wreck of a protagonist and somewhat worried about how much I identify with the romantic plot.

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I started reading this and just couldn't stick with it. Might have been a deficiency in my sleep levels rather than any indication of the books quality. What I did read seemed important and the rest was promising.

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Dr. Tweedy deals firsthand with many of the ways race, class, and medicine collide and his narratives put a very human face on the medical statistics. His struggles and epiphanies help illuminate the difficulties black doctors and patients face.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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An intimate look into the failure of America in dealing with the construct of "race," our failure to acknowledge (let alone attempt to redress) the legacy of slavery and segregation, and our failure to protect our citizens. Also, a tender look at what it means to be a parent in an imperfect world.

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Kelly Link is obviously a genius and possibly an evil one at that. My brain feels infected by these stories.

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I read book 1 so long ago that I had a little trouble remembering who was who at first. But now I'm in the middle, I've got my bearings, and it's tons of fun.

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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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So big it anchors the TBR pile. I'm really looking forward to Barkskins.

bookloversnevergotobedalone I have a digital ARC of Barkskins and was wondering if the physical book had a family tree or maps? They would be really helpful. 7y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Amazing! Homegoing is an epic narrative that is sure to become a treasured staple. It will break your heart over and over, impress you with the resilience of the human spirit and the amazing power of forgiveness, and leave you optimistic and in awe.

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mongrels is less glamorous and more realistic than your standard shapeshifter novel--it's better, stronger, and more heartfelt. It's a truly inventive world full of creative details (like why pantyhose is a bad idea for werewolves and what might happen when they fall in love) and amazing characters.

SGJ Thank you. 7y
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A Crown for Cold Silver | Alex Marshall
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A twisting plot of ambition and revenge, full of tough female characters--they are intelligent commanders, vicious fighters, ruthless plotters and no one is surprised that they‘re also women. Refreshingly non-heteronormative, and the story is full of inventive narcotics & creative demonology