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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

When it was first published in 1899, The Awakening was a shocking look at how society treats female infidelity.  The novel was a door-opener, and as is oftentimes the case, it is difficult to read such novels and understand, in … Continue reading

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Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman

This was one of those books I picked up a long time ago and it’s been sitting on my shelf collecting dust.  Modern American fiction/chick lit is not exactly my favorite these days, and this book reinforced why I don’t … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Set in Australia and Thailand during World War II, The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the tale of survival of the human spirit, and the narrow line between virtue and inhumanity. This is a wonderful book club book.  … Continue reading

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Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale

Prior to 1858, obtaining a divorce in England was costly and difficult, which meant that it was reserved for the wealthy elite.  But that year, a new Court of Matrimonial Causes was established to grant divorces without the great expense … Continue reading

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The Dry Grass Of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

The last in my series of books for black history month, The Dry Grass of August is a marvelous coming of age story about a young girl growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 1950’s. The narrator, 15 year … Continue reading

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