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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.

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.

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."

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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