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The Mars Room: A Novel

Posted August 31, 2018

Romy Hall is on a bus to a federal correctional institute, about to begin serving her two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanfield Women's Correctional Facility. Throughout the book, we learn about her upbringing, how she got here, an…

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You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

Posted July 30, 2018

This is my ideal short story collection. Sittenfeld has a marvelous voice and perfect pacing. These characters, and their wit, have stuck with me since I've finished. Pick up if you're looking for a fast read that still has a lot of substance!

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History of Wolves

Posted July 30, 2018

This debut novel, which was nominated for Man Booker Prize, is the story of a young girl, Madeline, growing up on the land of a former commune, with her hippie-type parents and four dogs. When a young woman and her four-year-old son move in across th…

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Posted April 30, 2018

This memoir is organized into stories of near death experiences, but it is so much more than that. O'Farrell uses each chance encounter with death as an opportunity to explore her past and the people in it. Her writing is vivid and descriptive, with …

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From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

Posted January 31, 2018

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who runs her own nonprofit funeral home. In an attempt to make us death-phobic Americans a little more open to other cultures and practices, she takes us around the world to see all sorts of ceremonies. While some of th…

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