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There There Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Orange explores the Urban Native experience through individual vignettes that slowly intertwine to create a nuanced, complex, fraught and at times humorous look at contemporary Native life. 

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ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

Ross Gay reminds us all that there are delights all around us all we need to do is slow down and pay attention.  His delights are serious, loving, irreverent and heartfelt. 

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ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Beautiful.  Red at the Bone follow three generations of a family in Brooklyn. Their choices, their legacies, their strengths, vulnerabilities and their tenacity. Woodson is a master of spare, yet rich language that paints a vivid picture with heart and soul.

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ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

This debut is fierce.  The stories about Houston and the people feel spot on with a deep sense of place.  If you are fan of Edward P. Jones short stories you'll love "Lot."  Washington brings a city to life, telling stories about people we often don't hear from, with passion.  

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ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

Engrossing, thrilling and original.  The story   alternates between a podcast format and Sadie's voice.  Sadie is a compelling protagonist - strong, determined and on a mission

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635570977
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 7th, 2019

According to Snyder domestic violence touches all of us in some way.  After reading No Visible Bruises you'll agree.  Tackling the issue from the perspective of the victims, the perpetrators, law enforcement and the reform movement Snyder deep dives into the issue, personalizes it and shows how pervasive it is.