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BS Reading Project: An America Marriage

It is not a big surprise that Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage is good. This is one of those books I know I should read because (a) I see the cover prominently displayed everywhere, (b) I look at a lot … Continue reading

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BS Reading Project: Amal Unbound

Just in time for International Day of The Girl, I finished reading Aisah Saeed’s middle-grade novel Amal Unbound. The book is about a young Pakistani girl who has been forced into indentured servitude, meaning that her dreams of going to … Continue reading

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BS Reading Project: The Almost Sisters

In many ways, Joshilyn Jackson’s The Almost Sisters does a lot of the things that Whiskey and Ribbons tried but came up short on for me. To be fair to Leesa Cross-Smith, last week’s book was her first novel, and this is … Continue reading

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BS Reading Project: Whiskey and Ribbons

Let’s start with what is interesting about Leesa Cross-Smith’s Whiskey and Ribbons. The story is told from three points of view that tell the story from different times in a regular rotation of voices. One thing that was kind of fun … Continue reading

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BS Reading Project: The Cooking Gene

One of my cousins was married on a plantation in Louisiana.  I was in college at the time, and I always loved weddings because it was one of the few times I got to see most of my mom’s family … Continue reading

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