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Natalie Portman is an actress and filmmaker. Prolific in film since a teenager, she has starred in blockbusters and also played psychologically troubled women in independent films, for which she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
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Lost Children Archive
A novel
Valeria Luiselli - 2020-02-04 (first published in 2019)
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2020-01-03T00:00:00.000Z
It’s gorgeous, poetic, inventive, and political.      source
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We Are the Weather
Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
Jonathan Safran Foer - 2019-09-17
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Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didnt believe in the ...
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Royals
Emma Forrest - 2019-11-14
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July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He's also gay, maybe – he hasn't decided yet. There's a lot Steven isn't sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks he's amazing.When he ends up in hospital after being brutally attacked by his father, he meets J...
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The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!
Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion
Gloria Steinem - 2019-10-29
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A beautifully illustrated collection of Gloria Steinem's most inspirational and outrageous quotes, with an introduction and essays by the feminist activist herself.For decades--and especially now, in these times of crisis--people around the world have found guidance, humor, and unity in Gloria Steinem's gift for creating quotes that offer hope and ...
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Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino - 2019-08-08
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From one of the brightest young chroniclers of US culture comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politicsWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent...
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She Said
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor - 2019-09-10
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein's treatment...
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The Waves
Virginia Woolf - 2018-07-26 (first published in 1931)
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The Waves is a 1931 novel by Virginia Woolf. It is considered her most experimental work, and consists of soliloquies spoken by the book's six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak in his own voice. The soliloquies that span the characters...
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Hope in the Dark
Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Rebecca Solnit - 2016-03-15 (first published in 2004)
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With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the...
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Becoming Ms. Burton
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
Susan Burton - 2019-02-12 (first published in 2017)
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One womans remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recoveryand recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movementSusan Burtons world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, bec...
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kaddish.com
A novel
Nathan Englander - 2019-03-26
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The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his fatherLarry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the...
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Judas
Amos Oz - 2017-11-21
What is the What by Dave Eggers
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell