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Posted November 04, 2020in Book Review

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‘Humans’ Brandon Stanton’s gorgeous, heart-stopping social media pages, “Humans of New York,” is a huge sensation for a reason. Telling the stories of regular people — in all their messy, wrenching, fallible glory — accompanied by stunning pictures of the storytellers has become a recipe for seemingly everyone looking for

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Posted September 30, 2020in Book Review

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‘No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention’ It’s not a stretch to say that Netflix has, in the course of its existence, reinvented TV and, to a certain extent, entertainment media as a whole. How such an innovation took place, however, and the corporate revolution inherent in the

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Posted September 02, 2020in Book Review

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‘This is My America’ Tracey Beaumont has 267 days to save her father’s life. He is an innocent black man on death row, and 17-year-old Tracey will not stop until he is free, until suddenly her brother falls under suspicion for killing his white girlfriend. Now Tracey must try even

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Posted August 05, 2020in Book Review, Uncategorized

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‘Mexican Gothic’ Secrets, unsettling atmospheres, haunted families and, most importantly, creepy old houses are in the recipe for a classic gothic novel. Dark, brooding and captivating, “Mexican Gothic” takes these tropes to a whole new level while still evoking the echoes of the genre in gorgeous prose. Noemi Taboada is

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Posted July 01, 2020in Book Review

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‘Schrödinger’s Dog’ Following the death of his wife almost 20 years ago, Yanis Marès was left to raise his son, Pierre, now a college student and aspiring writer. A cab driver, Yanis has been able to arrange his schedule to allow him to have a close relationship with Pierre; the

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Posted May 20, 2020in Book Review

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‘The Paris Hours’ by Alex George “The Paris Hours” tells the stories of four characters on a single day in 1927 and culminates when all cross paths at the end of the day. We meet a puppeteer, an artist, a journalist and a housekeeper, each with a backstory, a personal

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Posted April 23, 2020in Book Review

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‘The Hidden Girl and Other Stories’ In difficult times, I have this odd tendency to reach for sad things. Music, movies, books and art that has a poignant, resonate depth of truth that burns — just a little. There is so much beauty in the blues that entire genres exist

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Posted March 04, 2020in Book Review

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‘18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics’ For fans of crime scene investigation television shows and those desiring to read inspirational stories of women’s contributions to our world, this is a must read. Frances Glessner Lee was born in 1878 into

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Posted February 05, 2020in Book Review

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‘A Girl, A Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon’ Ten-year-old Pearl Moran, born in the Lancaster Avenue branch of the NYC public library, where her mom is the circulation librarian, and raised there by her mother and the other staff, begins the story with a piercing shriek as she notices the

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Posted January 01, 2020in Book Review

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‘American Dirt’ “American Dirt” tells the story of Lydia and her son, Luca. They are migrants heading toward the United States, fleeing a vengeful cartel. Jeanine Cummins shares their gruesome journey in picturesque detail. The reader is transported to the top of La Bastia beside Lydia, Luca and the band

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