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Melanie Green, Owner

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Roxane Gay is black, obese, homosexual and a recovering victim of sexual assault. I am none of these things and yet her memoir resonated with me on so many levels - growing up female in a hyper-sexualized culture that measures women's appearances, attitudes, and behaviors against a narrowly defined ideal. She writes with truth and beauty the struggles she has overcome to reach a point where she loves herself, her body and her story without conditions. It is a powerful and empowering memoir for every woman!


Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

When Abraham Lincoln's 11-year-old Willie son falls ill and dies, the president must "borrow" a plot in the nearby crypt until they can move the boy to the family plot. Based on historical truth, the novel quickly and fantastically moves into the surreal. Lost in the crypt and not able to understand the finality of his condition, little Willie floats in the unknown in-between where souls will eventually become stuck if they don't transcend on to the next place. And so Willie's journey begins when all the other lost souls he meets take it upon themselves to "save" him from this other-worldly demise. This darkly mystical tale is twisted fantastically with snippets of real history woven in. It defies description. I will just say you have got to read this!

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

This epic novel follows the generational journey of one Korean family from the early 1900s for nearly 100 years. It is an enlightnening tale beautifully told full of family history and cultural lore of a part of our world that seems to gain relevance by the day. Worth reading not only for the enjoyment of a well-told tale, but also for some historical perspective on Korea.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062333469
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 1st, 2016