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Posted on December 4, 2020 at 2:38 PM by Genesis Gaule
Tag(s): reading goals, reading, pandemic, article, Andrea Lorenz
Posted on December 1, 2020 at 1:26 PM by Genesis Gaule
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Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins
A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots // Between 1916 to 1970, six million black Americans left the South for jobs in a movement known as The Great Migration. In this fascinating and personal exploration, Jerkins recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America.
American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson
Murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI // Dawson captures the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich, known as the “American Sherlock Holmes” and one of America’s greatest—and first—forensic scientists whose skill for finding clues was almost supernatural.
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Gifty’s brother died of a heroin overdose after an injury left him hooked on OxyContin, and her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
Seven-year-old Nainoa falls overboard to sharks, only to be returned safely in the jaws of a shark. His rescue hailed by his family as a sign from the Hawaiian gods, but as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart.
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Tag(s): true crime, sociology, siblings, psychological fiction, nonfiction, mental illness, forensics, fiction, fantasy, families, domestic fiction, book notes, biographies, African American
Posted on November 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM by Genesis Gaule
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
With beauty, grace, and honestly, Castillo recounts his life as a boy who perfected his English in hopes that he’d never seem extraordinary after he immigrated from Mexico to the US before becoming the celebrated poet he is today.
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe
Depression has always plagued Moe and his family, even claiming his brother’s life in 2007. Host of a podcast of the same name, Moe writes this investigation of the disease, part memoir and part treasure trove of stories and insights from others.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
An apartment open house becomes a hostage situation when a failed bank robber bursts in. However, each of the strangers carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over, along with them all desperately craving some sort of rescue.
Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman
Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, mas no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done.
Tag(s): self-improvement, psychology, psychological fiction, nonfiction, mystery, mental illness, mental health, immigration, humor, health and wellness, fiction, book notes, biography