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Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance by Bill McKibben - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735219861
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 7th, 2017

A serious contemplation of current political-economic trends, wrapped up in a pirate radio secessionist heist-comedy. Or is it vice versa? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735224803
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Published: Viking - October 24th, 2017

No longer will your dad / uncle / middle-aged male friend be on your hardest-to-gift list: this is the perfect nod-and-laugh-while-you-read book for them. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era by Michael Kimmel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781568589619
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Published: Nation Books - April 25th, 2017

If you have ever said or overheard, "I just don't understand Trump voters!", this novel has the answers. I didn't expect to agree with the complaints of Angry White Men, but Kimmel reminds us that compassion has to be a two-way street: while the objects of WMA (White Male Anger) are unfairly blamed, the origins of their grievances are real and affect us all.

A "Feminist Book Club" pick for September - check out the group's next pick and join us in October! ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


You Will Hear Thunder by Anna Akhmatova - Book Review

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By Anna Akhmatova, D. M. Thomas (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780804011914
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Published: Swallow Press - September 1st, 2017

"And eternally the book opens
Here, as if it's the only part
I must know. From the parting moment
The unreturning years haven't departed."


Aptly named. Akhmatova's poems have all the terrifying power of an oncoming storm. For a long time, 'Requiem' was not written down or published, only spoken; such was its force. You will hear thunder as you read. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet - Book Review

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By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780374261566
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 1st, 2017

I haven't enjoyed a book to this extent in a while. Not only funny, but clever, this detective story that all of modern philosophy both rewards the intellectual snob and pokes fun like a needle at their aloof, inflated, balloon-like ego. A delight for anyone whose humor lies along the lines of "Existential Comics". ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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