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Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781451659108
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress is an excellent exploration of what true quality of life really is. It dispels many myths about hunter/gatherer societies and the modern myth of perpetual progress. Is being overworked, stressed out, disconnected and anxious about the future better than having lots of free time and being intimately connected to community? It is time to question some assumptions about the society we have created, often on the back of false narratives of the past. Civilized to Death helps clarify the realities of the past and the stories we tell ourselves about the present in lively and readable ways, provoking new questions and potential answers. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel by Carol Goodman - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062852021
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2020

The death of a 17-year old girl at an elite Maine boarding school triggers an involved investigation, turmoil for the students, and invigorated awareness of the school's disreputable past when disappearance and death reigned. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984824738
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Published: Harmony - March 10th, 2020

Idleness, according to Headlee, has a bad rap that must be corrected. She traces our workaholic culture to the dawn of the Industrial Age two centuries ago, which disrupted humanity's natural impulse for downtime. Her advice to strive less and relax more may take some time to adopt, but may be time very well spent.


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385521314
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Published: Doubleday - February 26th, 2019

Jean McConville was "disappeared" from her modest apartment in Belfast in December of 1972. Recently widowed, she left ten children to fend for themselves at a time when what was euphemistically called the "Troubles" turned Northern Ireland into a virtual war zone. Keefe has written a meticulously researched history of the bloody conflict between England, a country that seems particularly slow to recognize when it has worn out its welcome, and ferociously dedicated members of the IRA, who are determined to drive the British out. Cruelty, brutality, and murder was prevalent on both sides, leaving scars across the tortured land that still fester today. This is a brilliant book about a very dark interlude in human history when, literally, the only way to survive was to say nothing. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781583226988
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2005

Bloodchild and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the incredible miss Octavia E. Butler. Butler is most known for her science fiction novels and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. This short story collection easily holds its own against any of her full length novels. The raw stories told throughout are so thought provoking that even non sci-fi readers would enjoy them. This collection also features two of Butler’s essays in which she discusses the difficulties she faced as a black woman working in a predominantly white field, as well as some advice on writing your own literary masterpiece. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

Every Heart A Doorway is a magical tale, full of lyrical writing and amazing representation packed into just 173 pages. It is dark and gritty; a story about all the children who have ever felt different. The main characters have escaped their harsh realities by walking through a doorway, falling down a rabbit hole, or vanishing into a wardrobe. Now they’re back in the real world, in a home for wayward children, trying to cope with the loss of their own little worlds. Each installment of this series is under 300 pages so this very well could be the next series you binge read. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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