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Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307473431
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

A product of Chicago's black upper class, Jefferson refuses to lament her exclusion from sophisticated white society and instead revels in education, fashion, discipline, and her rich family history. Jefferson eloquently parallels her personal journey with the momentous race and gender breakthroughs of the past sixty years. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Border Child by Michel Stone - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385541640
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Published: Nan A. Talese - April 4th, 2017

A young, poor Mexican mother seeks to illegally join her husband in America, and their baby daughter is lost at the border. The uncertainty and precariousness of the search spark tension, anger, despair, and fitful hope in full-blooded characters miles removed from callow stereotypes. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

Abraham Lincoln seeks his departed son in a graveyard purgatory pulsating with comic, tragic, and thwarted life. Thru language inventive and freeing, Saunders lifts his lost souls to the cusp of divinity, and gives the reader a taste of the wild enchantment of literature. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail by Jonathan Chait - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062426970
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Published: Custom House - January 17th, 2017

Written largely before the 2016 election, Audacity portrays Obama as a transformative president on health care, the environment, and the economy, while acknowledging severe missteps in foreign policy. Chait predicts Obama's accomplishments will outlast attacks and become accepted and essential elements of 21st Century America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild - Book Review

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Published: New Press - September 6th, 2016

Hochschild spent years in the parishes of rural Louisiana to decipher why its citizens, faced with environmental calamity, would embrace the oil companies that caused the problem and eschew nearly all governmental support. She encountered friendly, generous, religious, and opinionated Tea Party members who no doubt rejoiced at the election of Donald Trump. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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