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Carrie Johnson

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Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent at National Public Radio.
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A Calling for Charlie Barnes
Joshua Ferris - Sep 28, 2021
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Charlie Barnes, sixty-eight years old, reasonable man, small-business owner is facing the abyss and it's time to reckon with how he has lived his life so far. What happened to all those great ideas that were snatched from the jaws of success? And what was with all those unsuccessful marriages? Well, who's counting the wives when Barbara, his fifth ...
Carrie Johnson
Oct 23, 2021
Oh boy this book is 🔥 ‘A Calling For Charlie Barnes,' By Joshua Ferris : NPR      source
The Plot
A Novel
Jean Hanff Korelitz - May 11, 2021
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Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s hel...
Carrie Johnson
Jun 06, 2021
Two summer season book recommendations: The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett and The Plot by @JeanHanffKoreli 📚 🏖      source
The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - Jun 02, 2020
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Carrie Johnson
Jun 06, 2021
Two summer season book recommendations: The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett and The Plot by @JeanHanffKoreli 📚 🏖      source
The Man Who Ran Washington
The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
Peter Baker - Sep 29, 2020
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Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.In the latter half ...
Carrie Johnson
Jan 30, 2021
This is a splendid book @peterbakernyt @sbg1 📚      source
We Keep the Dead Close
A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence
Becky Cooper - Nov 10, 2020
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You have to remember, he reminded me, that Harvard is older than the U.S. government. You have to remember because Harvard doesn't let you forget.1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging wi...
Carrie Johnson
Dec 26, 2020
Can’t put down this book by @thecooperrrr 📚      source
Say Nothing
A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe - Feb 25, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussionsIn December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never...
Carrie Johnson
Feb 18, 2020
The best book I read last year. 📚      source
Give Me Your Hand
Megan Abbott - Jul 02, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane be...
Carrie Johnson
Jul 15, 2018
Warning: this ⁦@meganeabbott⁩ book is addictive and you may not be able to leave the house until you finish it.      source