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The Ones We've Been Waiting for book cover
The Ones We've Been Waiting for
How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America
Charlotte Alter - 2020-02-18
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An optimistic look at the future of American leadership by a brilliant young reporterA new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress--a fivefold increase gained in the 2018 midterms. They are governing Midwestern cities and college towns, running for city councils, and serving in state legislatures. They are acting...
Christina Reynolds
2021-07-01T00:45:32.000Z
Bunch of great @emilyslist women in this great book by @CharlotteAlter      source
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Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - 2019-05-02
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Christina Reynolds
2021-01-09T01:29:39.000Z
Second book is already an early favorite. Easy to see why it won all the awards—fascinating characters with different voices.      source
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Sunburn
A Novel
Laura Lippman - 2018-07-31
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals—and cold-blood...
Christina Reynolds
2021-01-09T01:28:40.000Z
First book of the year was a mystery/thriller—took me a little while to get into the story, but really enjoyed it in the end.      source
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
A New Journey Through Anxiety
Sarah Wilson - 2018-04-24 (first published in 2017)
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The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helpe...
Christina Reynolds
2020-12-06T00:02:44.000Z
This year has hit me hard in terms of anxiety, and I found this book helpful with some actionable advice.      source
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Troop 6000
The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World
Nikita Stewart - 2020-05-19
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The extraordinary true story of the first Girl Scout troop designated for homeless girls--from the homeless families it brought together in Queens, New York, to the amazing citywide and countrywide responses it sparked. Giselle Burgess, a young mother of five, and her children, along with others in the shelter, become the catalyst for Troop 6000. H...
Christina Reynolds
2020-12-06T00:00:06.000Z
I ordered cookies from Troop 6000 this year and wanted to learn more. This book is a worthwhile look at how hard it is to break out of homelessness in this country.      source
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Big Friendship
How We Keep Each Other Close
Aminatou Sow - 2020-07-14
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A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equa...
Christina Reynolds
2020-08-08T14:12:53.000Z
Haven’t posted on books in a while, but have read two great ones. First, a good look at friendship, what it means and how we help it prosper.      source
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The End of White Politics
How to Heal Our Liberal Divide
Zerlina Maxwell - 2020-07-07
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In the entire history of the United States of America: We've never elected a woman as our president. We've only had one president who is not a white man.With two presidential campaigns under her belt, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, MSNBC's political analyst and SiriusXM Host Zerlina Maxwell gained first-hand knowledge of everything liberals are ...
Christina Reynolds
2020-07-13T02:23:49.000Z
I’ve shared enough feminist rants with @ZerlinaMaxwell that I knew this would be fantastic—and it did not disappoint. Read this great book!      source
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One to Watch
A Novel
Kate Stayman-London - 2020-07-07
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Real love...as seen on TVBea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers--and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprisin...
Christina Reynolds
2020-07-04T19:15:35.000Z
I got to read @_ksl’s One to Watch thanks to Book of the Month and literally stayed up all night to finish it. Like Kate, it’s a funny, smart delight. It’s a great summer read!      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...
Christina Reynolds
2020-07-04T01:28:58.000Z
Another book well-deserving of the buzz it’s getting. I’d read a second book on basically any of the secondary characters.      source
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Notes from a Young Black Chef
A Memoir
Kwame Onwuachi - 2020-03-31 (first published in 2019)
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By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened--and closed--one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had sold drugs in New York and been shipped off to rural Nigeria to "learn respect." He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars made from selling candy on the subway and starred on Top ...
Christina Reynolds
2020-07-04T01:27:10.000Z
Latest set of books—all terrific. Starting with a DC chef’s fascinating story....      source
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She Said
Jodi Kantor - 2019-09-10
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