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WANDERLUST

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit

A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me.

Drawing together many histories–of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores–Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction–from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder,

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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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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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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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ALL ABOUT LOVE

One of our recommended books for 2019 is all about love by bell hooks

The acclaimed first volume in her “love song to the nation”

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As Bell Hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart.

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