What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (Short Stories — Recommended)

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What it Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

Women against world, defending their light. Odd, mesmerizing fables.

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Emma

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Emma by Jane Austen

Delightful story. Iconic beloved character. Heresy Alert: Needs tiresome chit-chat-ectomy

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Hunger by Roxane Gay (Memoir/Commentary)

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Hunger by Roxane Gay.

Brutal childhood trauma fuels purposeful obesity. Painful, depressing, astute observations.

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Heat & Light (Highly Recommended)

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Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh

Unforeseen, utterly predictable devastation brought by fracking and human frailty.

Note: I highly recommend reading this before fracking comes to your backyard.

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Born A Crime (Memoir – Recommended)

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.

The power of one determined mother overcoming poverty, racial oppression.

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Calypso (Memoir/Humor – Recommended)

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Calypso by David Sedaris

Melancholy, dirty laundry-airing, mischievous observational humor. Earlier stories make cameos.

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Non-fiction, Highly Recommended)

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.

Astonishing. Much-maligned visionary invented enlightened government while Europeans were barbarians.

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