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Don’t Cry for Me

A deeply perceptive evocation of what it has meant to be a man and especially a Black man in the United States, all the more affecting for not being shouted out but told with quiet, sturdy intimacy.
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Oh William!

A fine examination of relationships that asks how well one can know someone, even after years together, but it’s sometimes hard to connect to the narrative. William is rather awful, which might leave readers wondering why so many women’s lives revolve around such men. Perhaps that is Strout’s point.
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The President and the Frog

In a tale of survival, resilience, and resistance, of forming connections and establishing personal priorities, De Robertis (Cantoras) delivers a meditation on human feeling, both ugly and beautiful. The ex-president always felt close to the earth, with living things a balm to his soul, just as a beautiful story like this one is a balm to readers.

What Storm, What Thunder

A highly recommended account of a terrible tragedy that also illuminates the deep interconnectedness of Haitian society.

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