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Read in Ned: Delighting in a Full Reading List

aspencat.info SHARING SOME RECOMMENDATIONS over the past few weeks, my reading list has swelled. I get my reading choices from a variety of sources: the New Yorker magazine’s interviews with authors and book reviews, books that look interesting to me as they cross the NCL circulation desk, and books that patrons come in saying is “the best book I’ve read in a very long time.” ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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One is Good, Two is Enough

aspencat.info ONE IS GOOD, TWO IS ENOUGH Alan Weisman’s 2013 book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? is a book that should be read by all who wish to support sustaining a planet worth living on. ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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One Heart, Two Lives

aspencat.info MEDITATIONS ON LIFE, DEATH, AND GRIEF Written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Sam Taylor, The Heart is a study of death, grief and the fine-tuned process of organ donation and transplantation. The book was included on a short list of Bill Gates’s top five books for summer reading. Gates, not usually a fan of fiction, calls The Heart “poetry disguised as a novel,” a fitting description....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Contemplating a Possible Reality

aspencat.info Good Morning, Midnight by Lilly Brooks-Dalton Brooks-Dalton’s novel is an exploration of what the experience of being the last survivors of a devastated planet would be. She examines the idea of where to find meaning when one knows there is no society to share knowledge with and no foreseeable possibility of leaving a legacy for anyone.....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Injustice in America

aspencat.info The DIVIDE: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi Taibbi was compelled to try to find answers to the question of how and why justice is administered so unequally in the United States....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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A temporary escape from reality

aspencat.info Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Saddened by the state of the world these days, I began searching for something to read that would take me out of my bad frame of mind. I found a couple of perfect prospects...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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The Portable Veblen

aspencat.info Elizabeth McKenzie’s The Portable Veblen. I always enjoy books that are fictional but nonetheless expose me to real-life ideas and people that I previously knew nothing about....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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