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8/10

Our Country Friends

This thoroughly Russian novel cleverly uses the time of the pandemic to shine a light on our ever-changing America, love, friendship,and what a shared history can mean to people.  How insightful to take a time where we were all cooped up together, and on unsure footing, to explore these themes.
9/10

The Lincoln Highway

Just suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride on this one.  The Lincoln Highway is a story full of unique characters that takes place over a span of 10 days.  Each chapter leaves you wanting to know what will happen to these boys next.  This novel will please almost any reader.
9/10

Better To Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville

"It's not so much that the utopian ambition inevitably fails; we all have dreams that refuse to materialize. The problem is that utopia is so often shot through with the worst forms of callousness and cruelty. Human beings-individuals, families-are mere sideshows in the quest for a perfect world; they are sacrificed at the alter of ideals."
8.5/10

Sankofa by Chibundu Unuzo

How often do you pick up a book and unknowingly have a certain expectation?  If I am honest, it happens too frequently.  This book was not what I expected and so my interest in Anna Bain and her journey grew.

For many different reasons these books have been special to me over the years.  

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