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How to Catch a Mole
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

How to Catch a Mole

HOW TO CATCH A MOLE How to Catch a Mole is the surprisingly enchanting memoir of a molecatcher. A what, you might ask, molecatcher? Like

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Wild Blueberries
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Wild Blueberries

WILD BLUEBERRIES It has been a long time since a memoir has brought me such laughter and warmth. Peter Damm, now a resident of Berkeley,

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What You Have Heard is True

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE: A MEMOIR OF WITNESS AND RESISTANCE I can’t recall reading another book about a topic absolutely foreign to me

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Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

Boot Language

BOOT LANGUAGE This memoir will remind the reader of other books that recall a blighted, terrifying childhood such as Glass Castle and Educated. Like those

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Books on books
Sunny Solomon

Books for Living

BOOKS FOR LIVING Will Schwalbe, the author of The End of Your Life Book Club, has once again given life to his love of books

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

What the Eyes Don’t See

WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE The contributions of immigrants to the articulation of and striving towards the “American Dream” are unassailable. Those contributions are still

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Moonglow
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Moonglow

MOONGLOW While I was reading Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, I found myself growing impatient. The circuitous storyline, which drifted in time and often wound in on

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History
Neal Ferguson

Czeching In: Adventures Beyond Prague

CZECHING IN: ADVENTURES BEYOND PRAGUE In her self-published memoir-guidebook-history, Lenka Glassner offers insightful and often humorous glimpses of herself, her culture, her history, and her

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Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Noble Hustle

THE NOBLE HUSTLE, POKER, BEEF JERKY AND DEATH Pulitzer Prize Winner (“The Underground Railroad”) Colson Whitehead has done it again, written a book unlike any

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Authors of color
Brandy Burgess

Born a Crime

BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD Trevor Noah, South African comedian, recent emigrant to the U.S., and currently the host of The

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Anthem for a Burnished Land

ANTHEM FOR A BURNISHED LAND: WHAT WE LEAVE IN THIS DESERT OF WORK AND WORDS Sitting alongside the Little Walker River last weekend, contemplating Nevada’s

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Wolfer and Wolf Land

After several years of writing “Bookin’ with Sunny” reviews, I risk sounding like a broken record. When I go on holiday, I prowl the local

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Food
Ann Ronald

My Pantry

My Pantry Just recently, I’ve discovered a new genre, or at least a genre new to me. I call it the “narrative cookbook:” a book

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