Book Reviews

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tiny beautiful things

Book Review: tiny beautiful things by Cheryl Strayed Life can be difficult and uncertain. It can be triumphant and joyous. And for readers, through it all, Sugar was there to share advice with the humor and compassion of a trusted friend.For years, author Cheryl Strayed served as the once-anonymous online columnist “Sugar” at The Rumpus literary magazine, where thousands of people wrote to her with questions about relationships, grief, mortality, sex, and every condition in between. With touching humanity and razor-sharp insight, Sugar turned the advice genre upside down, developing a huge cult following. This book compendium brings together the best...

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Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of Grass

In a season that is consumed with parties and presents, we decided to slow things down by reviewing Walt Whitman’s book of poetry, Leaves of Grass.

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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Seasonal affective disorder is real, and that’s why we thought it was important to talk about a book that broached mental health before it was a socially acceptable topic of conversation. This month we decided to talk about one of our all-time favorites and a true classic: “The Bell Jar.”

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The Glen Rock Book of the Dead

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The Glen Rock Book of the Dead

This collection of nonfiction short stories serves as Winik’s autobiography as told through, as the back of the book describes it, “snapshot portraits of the departed.”

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