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Suggested One Reads: The Yellow Birds and The Book of Jonas

Two of the nominated books for One Read 2013 look at the emotional impact of war from very different angles. “Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers is told from the point of view of a young soldier unmoored by his experiences … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: In the Shadow of the Banyan

“This is the best book I have ever read.” These are the words of the reader nominating “In the Shadow of the Banyan” by Vaddey Ratner to be the 2013 One Read selection. Our nominator continues: “The language of this … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Arcadia

Coming-of-age stories make great choices for book discussions, and Lauren Groff’s “Arcadia” is no exception. The reader nominating this title for One Read explains, “This book follows a ‘hippie’ child from his utopian commune upbringing until his adulthood in New … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain

Good news! The middle-aged mind is more flexible and capable than previously thought. The nominator of Barbara Strauch’s “The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind” simply states that this highly readable and well-researched … Continue reading

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