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Ember Island Book Review

Since returning to school, I don’t have much free time to read fiction, so I was especially pleased to receive an advance review copy of the novel  Ember Island (Touchstone Paperback / Simon & Schuster; Released April 15, 2014). Written by Australian novelist … Continue reading

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Salt, Sugar, Fat Book Review

I first heard of the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us when my friend Claire reviewed it earlier this summer, and thought it sounded like an interesting read. Last week I received a free copy of the … Continue reading

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Wild Book Review

I feel like I am a bit late to join the group of people reading Cheryl Strayed’s popular memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Last year’s non-fiction sensation continues to be a best-seller. This week … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers Book Review

The Language of Flowers tells the story of Victoria Jones, an 18-year-old woman who has just been emancipated from a lifetime in the foster care system. Abandoned at birth, Victoria had been kicked out of numerous homes throughout her lifetime before … Continue reading

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review

I first read Anne Fadiman’s 1997 award-winning book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures over 10 years ago as assigned reading in a graduate level anthropology class. … Continue reading

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