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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393249316
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

An interesting read about a growing sub-culture of van and camper dwellers living in subsistence conditions. The author immersed herself in this culture over several years and it plainly shows in her candid but gentle treatment of her subjects-turned-friends. Her narrative draws you through the life stories of numerous people, forced mostly through job loss or retirement, into a low- or no-rent living alternative, supplementing their incomes through minimum-wage, seasonal jobs. ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle


American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781631490514
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 11th, 2017

Hundreds of abandoned buildings pockmarked rural Accomack County, Virginia in 2012. Then, dozens were torched. A panicked community, the months-long search for the arsonist, his arrest, and his strange relationship with his girlfriend comprise a bizarre tale, which Hesse tells with fiery verve. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062209740
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

Read this and then hand it to your favorite teenager, male or female. Clear insight to the generation gap of social norms between adolescent girls and the adults raising them. Honest, detailed accounts. Not always comfortable to read, but wholly necessary. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy - Book Review

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By Maeve Binchy, Gordon Snell (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780804172769
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Published: Anchor Books - July 21st, 2015

This is a fabulous compilation of Maeve's journalistic work with the Irish Times news paper. This is where she honed her skills and her ability to tell great stories of small & large instances of grace in humanity; becoming a true story-teller. a perfect read with a cuppa of tea. ~ Reviewed by Maeven Noonan


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor Books - February 3rd, 2015

Stop what you are doing. Buy and read this book. Become a feminist, or affirm your current beliefs. PASS THIS BOOK ON!! It deserves to be read by every person you know. Concise, articulate, and heartwarming. Adichie will convince anyone to look at feminism differently. ~ Reviewed by Hilary Wartinger


Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781455544592
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2016

This is a fascinating and timely exploration of the world today. How do we deal with the incredible (and increasing) pace of change? The relentless advance of technology? Ito and Howe are involved in the MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary group of MIT professors and other smart folks who are involved in creating our future. While the book is a little too MIT Media Lab heavy - meaning, not drawing from other places enough - it is a great read for anyone grappling with how to adapt and thrive in the new world that is evolving. They present nine themes, for instance, Resilience over Strength, that they believe will better serve us going forward. Well worth the time! ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


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