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There There by Tommy Orange

This novel.  It’s so well told. Each chapter introduces and weaves characters together in a a multigenerational story that’s tethered by each of them making their way to the Big Oakland Powwow. “There There” is about identity, culture, substances, fear, … Continue reading

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The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

This novel is about unambitious Barrett who can’t find love and sees a vision in the park one night. He lives with his older brother, Tyler, a tired musician who is hitting a wall whenever he tries writing a wedding … Continue reading

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Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte

This is a(n often brutal) satire about four young college graduates living in San Francisco. It’s cleverly written and a few times I honestly did laugh out loud. However, I’d say the language and self-awareness goes over-the-top during Linda’s diatribes. … Continue reading

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

John Carreyrou uncovers the story of Standford dropout’s, CEO Elizabeth Holmes’, multibillion startup – Theranos. It was built on smoke and mirrors, and endorsed by big-name investors. Carreyrou writes of Holmes’ sociopath duplicity in promising to revolutionize the medical industry … Continue reading

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The Impossible Lives of Greta Walls by Andrew Sean Greer

Greta tries a treatment to jolt her out of a deep depression brought on by her dear twin brother’s, Felix’s, death. The treatment’s effects take her between her own time (1985) and two others – 1918 and 1941. She has … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Oh this book. It’s told from Private Bartle’s perspective both during and after the Iraq war about being powerlessly caught up in the war machine with his buddy, Private Murphy. I was moved by this novel which is quite beautifully … Continue reading

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This is Kya’s story. She’s known to the locals as Marsh Girl, having survived on her own in the marsh for years, where only the seagulls are her friends. But she does forge a few key relationships and even finds … Continue reading

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