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My Summer Reads

True confession: I’m not a fan of summer. It’s hot. I don’t like hot. But it’s a great time to lounge by the pool or the lake or – let’s be honest – in the air-conditioning and lose yourself in a fun read. Here are some the books on my summer reading list: BIG SKY, by Kate Atkinson I’ve been a Kate Atkinson…

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Favorite 2017 Reads No. 3

Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing is a perfect companion read to Underground Railroad, the “it” book of 2016. Like Colson Whithead’s novel, it tackles slavery, but from a slightly different perspective. It’s a tale of two sisters, one enslaved and one who remains behind in Ghana. It’s beautifully written, powerful and devastating. If you haven’t read Homegoing yet, put it on your to-read list for 2018.…

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