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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 - 2021-09-28
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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
2021-10-23T17:51:56.000Z
Oh boy this book is 🔥 ‘A Calling For Charlie Barnes,' By Joshua Ferris : NPR      source
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The Plot
A Novel
Jean Hanff Korelitz - 2021-05-11
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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
2021-06-06T17:31:02.000Z
Two summer season book recommendations: The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett and The Plot by @JeanHanffKoreli 📚 🏖      source
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The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - 2020-06-02
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From The New York Times -bestselling author of The Mothers , a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and From The New York...
Carrie Johnson
2021-06-06T17:31:02.000Z
Two summer season book recommendations: The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett and The Plot by @JeanHanffKoreli 📚 🏖      source
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The Man Who Ran Washington
The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
Peter Baker - 2020-09-29
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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
2021-01-30T11:41:02.000Z
This is a splendid book @peterbakernyt @sbg1 📚      source
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We Keep the Dead Close
A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence
Becky Cooper - 2020-11-10
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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
2020-12-26T00:57:43.000Z
Can’t put down this book by @thecooperrrr 📚      source
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Say Nothing
A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe - 2020-02-25 (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
2020-02-18T13:25:09.000Z
The best book I read last year. 📚      source
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Give Me Your Hand
Megan Abbott - 2019-07-02 (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
2018-07-15T12:43:55.000Z
Warning: this ⁦@meganeabbott⁩ book is addictive and you may not be able to leave the house until you finish it.      source