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March Book Club: Hunger

Warning: This memoir contains accounts of sexual assault and trauma. Please be advised before reading this book or this review. “The story of my body is not a story of triumph.” There were many words that struck me and our book club while we read Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. There […]

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February Book Club: My Friend Anna

You are out with a group of friends, eating dinner or getting a drink. The bill comes along, and a friend offers to get it for the group. You all do this, alternating who pays and sharing the responsibility. With close friends, this is increasingly common. I do this often with my best friend and […]

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December Book Club: The Alice Network

We. Love. Historical. Fiction. I knew that The Alice Network by Kate Quinn had to be a pick for our book club. The reviews were great, every other book nerd I know recommended it, and again, our club loves historical fiction. It’s an entertaining way to learn about events and facts, especially if you are […]

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Dear Meghan Markle: We Are Not OK Either

“Not many people have asked if I’m OK.” Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and wife to HRH Prince Harry, made this simple yet honest statement. She spoke candidly in an interview for a documentary on their whirlwind African trip, during which the royal couple made many stops around the continent, attended numerous engagements and events, […]

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