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The Call of the Wild

Somehow I got through high school and college without ever reading this book. I was surprised to find that the book is about a dog (named Buck) who is forced by kidnapping to transition from a life of ease in California into the life of a sled dog in the Yukon. The story is told […]

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Men We Reaped

This is one of the most conflicted, sobering and beautiful memoirs I have read. Jesmyn Ward chronicles the loss of her brother and four other black men she grew up with in Mississippi. Young men cut off in their prime by murder, suicide, overdose, a drunk driver and freak train accident. Yet in each case, […]

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Summer in the South

I’d seen this book written up online and in magazines, so I expected great things from it. While it was a good read and I enjoyed it; I can’t say that I understood what all of the hype was about. Frankly, I was underwhelmed. However, it was still a decent read and I would recommend […]

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The Chance

This book was very similar to Kingsbury’s other works. I used to absolutely love her stuff, but have been less impressed with her newer releases. However, this book was a good one! Semi-predictable like her other works, but still worth a read with its sweet messages and endearing characters. Find in catalog

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