Category: Reviews

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Book Review: The Displaced

The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen is a book of essays by refugee writers. These essays give a voice to the individuals in the burgeoning refugee crisis, specifically in reaction to Trump’s anti-refugee policies....

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Review: L’Appart

L’Appart By David Lebovitz Paris is such a beautiful city that fascinates so many Americans. We romanticize it and fantasize about living there. David Lebovitz is one American who has done so and been...

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Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone

Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone Catherine Price A 30-day plan to break the addiction to your phone, focusing on positive outcomes and with a funny, chatty vibe. I just read...

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Review: Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees By Paige Embry   A nonfiction account of North American native bee species that reads like a series of great long-form journalism pieces from National Geographic, this book covers interesting stories...

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Review: The Yes Brain

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson “…[B]ehavior is communication. And problematic behavior is actually a message, where our kids...

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Review: How to Think by Alan Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO THINK By Alan Jacobs This short book (156 pages) is a tonic for those of us overwhelmed by political opinions on social media. Its subtitle, “A Survival Guide for a...

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Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

I had to read this book after hearing an interview with the author where she discussed being from Texas, and her ambivalence about the state. She now lives in California, but thinks of Texas...

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Review: Manhattan Beach

After Anna Kerrigan’s gangster father disappears, she comes of age during WWII and begins a career as a diver working on warships but her father’s seedy legacy lingers on in her life. Jennifer Egan’s...