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Poverty, by America By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593239919
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Published: Crown - March 21st, 2023

Once again, author Matthew Desmond proves the US government has set itself up to bring the majority of Americans down. Being stuck in a never ending cycle of unaffordable housing vs. cost of living, medical debt and continued tax cuts for America's wealthy, our country revels in the consistent support of our wealthiest citizens and it's intentional disregard for our nation's poor.


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The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593237465
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Published: Crown - November 15th, 2022

Michelle. Freaking. Obama. I loved this book just as much as Becoming. Michelle excels in story telling and brings her experiences of the uncertainty of her own life into an effortlessly inspired work of empowerment, joy and strength. Best yet, women of the 21st century can resonate with Michelle's experiences as we navigate the ever changing roles in American society. 


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You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982185855
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 11th, 2023

Maggie Smith's ability to effortlessly write about even the most simple moments of her life, is nothing short of captivating. Written with such fluid detail and raw emotion, this personal memoir, intertwined via scenes, chapters and poems, describes her heartships, second guesses and adjustments to new ways of life during a divorce. Readers alike will  be empathetic to Maggie's intimate triumphs and struggles as she finds balance as a mother, wife and a working woman.


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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780593230275
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 14th, 2023

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Isabel Wilkerson is nothing short of amazing.  Her ability to write about facing America's extremely difficult history and how it still affects people of color today, was mind blowing to my white 40 something year old world.  With her talents as a NY Times journalist, Isabel is overflowing with factual evidence of how our country has historically and systemically "CASTE" POC in America since it's beginnings.  You think you know all there is to know about American history?  You don't.


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Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion By Gabrielle Stanley Blair Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781523523184
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 18th, 2022

Small but mighty! This book has smart and simple arguments that pregnancy, birth control and medical procedures that come along with it, have long been the responsibility of women. But what would happen if male partners took on these responsibilities as well? Fact and science based, this book challenges the status quo of modern day sexual relationships and the one sided responsibilities that come along with it.


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Spare By The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780593593806
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Published: Random House - January 10th, 2023

As a Canadian and part of the Commonwealth, I wanted to read this book! Prince Harry's memoir, is a sweet, heartfelt, an honest look at his life. How past and current events will eventually affect his decision to leave the British monarchy. Second born of then, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, he is in fact, "Spare" for his family's chain of command. All I have to say after reading this book is, "Go Team Harry!"


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Atria Books - May 29th, 2018

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo does not disappoint. I really enjoyed the relationships between the characters throughout the story of this successful Hollywood actress. As the decades went on, so did the character development and plot of this book.  With an ending that you wouldn't suspect. 


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Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399590528
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

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What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing By Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250223180
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - April 27th, 2021

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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

When Things Don't Go Your Way: Zen Wisdom for Difficult Times By Haemin Sunim, Charles La Shure (Translated by), Haemin Sunim (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haemin Sunim, Charles La Shure (Translated by), Haemin Sunim (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143135890
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Published: Penguin Life - January 23rd, 2024

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062963505
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Published: Harper Voyager - February 28th, 2023