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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399592805
Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

The Next Great American Novel - as told from the immigrant's eyes. A family of four - three sons, one father - leave their homeland and re-invent themselves in the Land of Opportunity. But identity is not a demon so easily exorcised, and both their past and the future come to each Golden in their own cataclysmic way. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Magicians by Lev Grossman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

What Game of Thrones is to The Lord of the Rings, The Magicians is for Harry Potter. Honestly, what would really happen if you gave teenagers the unstoppable power to have anything they ever wanted? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Life-Writer by David Constantine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781771961011
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Published: Biblioasis - October 11th, 2016

Tai chi in written form: slow, deliberate, beautiful, good for the soul. If you or someone you know is grieving, this is the most sympathetic read I can recommend. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why by Sady Doyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781612195636
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Published: Melville House - September 20th, 2016

I'm so glad I had to read this for Northshire's Feminist Reading group, otherwise it would never have crossed my radar. This book revealed to me the unconscious prejudices I still carry despite being a proud feminist. Whether you're male or female or fluid, a loudly-identifying or closeted feminist, you need to read this and realize what's really going on when we taunt a Rihanna/Britney/Sylvia Plath/etc... ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager - Book Review

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By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062474315
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Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 2017

From obscure figures (Elagabalus) to the well-known (Eleanor Roosevelt); from the iconic (George Takei) to the surprising (Abraham Lincoln!), this book features several queer persona who have had an immense influence on our history. Complete with a helpful glossary of terminology, this is a great read for kids and adults alike to understand how normal and ancient is the tradition of queer and trans* people. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin by Phil Cushway - Book Review

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By Phil Cushway (Compiled by), Victoria Smith (Photographs by), Michael Warr (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780393352733
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 21st, 2016

This is a beautiful collection attesting to the power of all poems and all forms of protest. The anthology includes poetry from 43 modern greats and up-and-comings, personal biographies of each writer, and original artwork and posters spanning decades of the civil rights struggle. Each voice distinctly calls out the history of being black in America, from the first slaves to #BlackLivesMatter and the future beyond. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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