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Caught in the Act: A Memoir by Courtney Act

Although Jenek’s frank discussions of sex and drug use may not appeal to all, this outrageous and affecting memoir is a must-listen. Purchase multiple copies and share widely; this delicious audio treat will not disappoint.
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Now Do You Know Where You Are

Even as it lofts us on high to see the warp and weft of the universe and our own troubled place therein, this collection turns out to be a strangely reassuring read. A satisfying work from an accomplished poet.

Smoking the Bible

A masterly and distinctive study of the travails of leaving home; highly recommended.
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Event Horizon

Many readers will appreciate the way Marvin’s bang-on honesty reframes the ordinary; an enlightening, accessible tome.

The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem

Highly recommended for readers interested in the details behind the creation of this literary landmark and the times in which it was composed.
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Content Warning: Everything

Though lacking the lushness of Emezi’s best fiction, these poems urgently communicate a relatable search for identity and safety and will resonate with a wide range of readers wanting to undertake that search, too. Especially important in presenting another dimension of this gifted writer.
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The Silver Women: How Black Women’s Labor Made the Panama Canal

Flores-Villalobos beautifully tells the story of these women and brings this important history to life using a vast array of archival sources. A recommended purchase for academic libraries.
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From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction

This is a sad but ultimately uplifting story. Recommended.

The Philosophy of Modern Song

This is a fascinating and personalized journey through 20th-century popular music that’s guided by one of its luminaries.
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