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The Case for Choosing Poetry: An Annotation of Iron Goddess of Mercy

The Case for Choosing Poetry: An Annotation of Iron Goddess of Mercy

Renn did a special review that includes some annotated portions of this book. If you’ve ever wanted to get a glimpse of how we read, or just how other folks digest their literature, check it out!

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Book Review: Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko

However, our choice of Pachinko was rooted in its status as the first English-language novel depicting the history of Koreans in Japan. Lee follows several generations of the Baek family as they struggle to survive in a country that hates them, and one they did not exactly come to by choice.

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Book Review: Kiku Hughes’s Displacement

Book Review: Kiku Hughes’s Displacement

A short joint review; check out our interview with Kiku on the Books Between Sessions Podcast! Listen on Stitcher or watch the video on YouTube!

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Book Review: Jesse Thistle’s From the Ashes

Thistle’s experiences, from being cut off by family members to stealing to stay alive, to nearly losing his leg after a bad fall, to purposely getting arrested so he can receive medical care in jail, speak to the systems in place that make it difficult for everyone affected by drug abuse and homelessness—from kind souls who open their homes to strangers to the children of addicts who can’t support themselves, let alone a family—to get the help they deserve. But the true beauty of Thistle’s memoir lies in the abundance of love contained in these pages.

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