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INTERNMENT

One of our Recommended Books for 2019 is Internment by Samira Ahmed

Rebellions are built on hope.

 
Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

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MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

One of our recommended books for 2019 is One of our recommended books for 2019 is Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Guzel Yakhina by Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

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WOMEN TALKING

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Women Talking by Miriam Toews

After two years of women and girls being violated by the men of the community, eight Mennonite women come together to conduct a secret meeting. They are determined to decide how to best protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.

Though illiterate, unable to speak the language of the country they live in, and without knowledge of the world outside their community, the women know they have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the lives they know, or do they dare leave?

Based on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women’s all-female symposium,

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IN THE NIGHT OF MEMORY

One of our recommended books for 2019 is In the Night of Memory by Linda LeGarde Grover

When Loretta surrenders her young girls to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country’s long devastating history of loss. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages 3 and 4, and her absence haunts all the lives she has touched—and all the stories they tell in this novel. In the Night of Memory returns to the fictional reservation of Linda LeGarde Grover’s previous award-winning books, introducing readers to a new generation of the Gallette family as Azure and Rain make their way home.

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CHRONICLES OF A RADICAL HAG (WITH RECIPES)

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Chronicles of a Radical Hag by Lorna Landvik

The curmudgeon who wrote the column “Ramblin’s by Walt” in the Granite Creek Gazette dismissed his successor as “puking on paper.” But when Haze Evans first appeared in the small-town newspaper, she earned fans by writing a story about her bachelor uncle who brought a Queen of the Rodeo to Thanksgiving dinner. Now, fifty years later, when the beloved columnist suffers a massive stroke and falls into a coma, publisher Susan McGrath fills the void (temporarily, she hopes) with Haze’s past columns, along with the occasional reprinted responses from readers. Most letters were favorable, although Haze did have her trolls;

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MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “”mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.

In her comic, scathing essay, “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.

This updated edition with two new essays of this national bestseller book features that now-classic essay as well as “#YesAllWomen,”

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