Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hillbilly Elegy (Memoir – Recommended

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Some go to Trump rallies. Some to college. Here’s why.

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Hag-Seed (Recommended)

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Slyly satirical mischief. Poxy bit o’ madness. This Tempest fugits.

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The Water Museum (Highly Recommended)

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The Water Museum by Luis Alberto Urrea***

Wise-ass and wise, southwestern lives painted vivid, dusty and gorgeous.

***With these stories, Urrea assumes the mantle of the Chicano Ray Bradbury.

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

Clumsy, cartoonish writing (poor translation?) spoils mildly amusing elderly-rights caper.

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City of Dreams (Recommended)

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City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling

Multi-generational saga. Strong women. Bloody, bawdy. City and surgery born.

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