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Ella Cara Deloria, Raymond J. Demallie
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Ella Cara Deloria, Raymond J. Demallie
Marguerite Young, Anaïs Nin
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reviewed: Sisters in Spirit: Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists
An odd little book - it's not all that well organized - but well-argued and researched with a great list of resources to add ...
Sisters in Spirit: Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists - Sally Roesch Wagner
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reviewed: Our Endless Numbered Days: A Novel
Looks like my next Indiespensable pick.
Our Endless Numbered Days: A Novel - Claire Fuller
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reviewed: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
I received this book by coincidence in my Book Riot Quarterly box, but Gawande's article, "Letting Go," has stuck with me for...
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande
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reviewed: Euphoria
2.5 starsTo start with the positives, which are exceptionally well done: Lily King creates an intense, stifling, and deeply u...
Euphoria - Lily King
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reviewed: The Moor's Account: A Novel
3.5 starsSolid storytelling and a clever premise. A few of the characters fell flat for me, and it ends with something of a w...
The Moor's Account: A Novel - Laila Lalami
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reviewed: The Residue Years
3.5 starsI'm happy to see this book getting such a big push around Portland. "Portlandia" has a national image as a kooky, li...
The Residue Years - 'Mitchell Jackson',  'Mitchell S. Jackson'
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reviewed: Wittgenstein Jr.
I loved this until about two-thirds of the way through, when it shifted away from being a clever and very funny satire to an ...
Wittgenstein Jr. - Lars Iyer
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reviewed: Why Love Hurts
Not my usual cup of tea, but I picked this up for a small reading group. If your interest in the topic pertains strictly to h...
Why Love Hurts - Eva Illouz
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reviewed: Dept. of Speculation
Two stars for the first half, four stars for the second, so I'll go with three overall. I was deeply ambivalent about the fir...
Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
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reviewed: Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel
I liked this book far better than the three stars indicate...the setting is gorgeous, and I loved the elements of oral histor...
Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel - Tiphanie Yanique
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reviewed: Ms. Marvel, #1
Part of my Book Riot Quarterly box. Why not?
Ms. Marvel, #1 - G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
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reviewed: Pages from the Goncourt Journals (New York Review Books Classics)
I'm reading through a selection of Geoff Dyer's essays and ran into this one on the Goncourts:http://www.theguardian.com/book...
Pages from the Goncourt Journals (New York Review Books Classics) - 'Edmond de Goncourt',  'Jules de Goncourt'
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reviewed: We Should Never Meet: Stories
A solid 3.5 stars. Some of the stories were quite strong, while others never really went anywhere. Phan is a skillful writer,...
We Should Never Meet: Stories - Aimee Phan
reviewed: Never Have I Ever
This book was included in one of my Book Riot mailings. It's the drivel-iest drivel I've read in a long time - vapid, self-ab...
Never Have I Ever - Katie Heaney
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reviewed: The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Transtromer
A gorgeous book. I'd love a different translation, though - a few lines words here and there seemed clunky, or just slightly ...
The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Transtromer - Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Bly
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