Monthly Archives: May 2017

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

My thoughts: Living paycheck to paycheck comes with ongoing pressures and struggles, but in Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond introduces us to the poorest of the poor, people lacking basic needs, food, clothing and shelter. … Continue reading

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The Salt House: A Novel by Lisa Duffy

My Review: In The Salt House, author Lisa Duffy masterfully takes us deep into the layers of emotions of the Kelly family as they work through feelings of guilt, responsibility and pain following a tragic family loss.  After losing their baby, Hope … Continue reading

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The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

My Review: Suburban young couple, Lucy and Owen are looking to feel energized and happy in their relationship, to bring back the butterflies, so their exciting but not so well thought out solution was The Arrangement.  An open marriage for … Continue reading

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The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers

My review: Inspired by the Bernie Madoff scandal in 2008, author Randy Susan Meyers takes us on an emotional journey inside a fictional Wall Street investment firm to witness how a Ponzi scheme could actually play out and the destruction of … Continue reading

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No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts My Review: In a small town in North Carolina an African American family is reaching for the American Dream. Life is hard and full of disappointments as it seems … Continue reading

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Nasty Women Project: Voices from the Resistance Edited by Erin Passons

As seen on Goodreads: American Women. Their Stories. Their Resistance. The despot is perched in his tower, threatening democracy with every tweet. Vultures of big business occupy his cabinet seats, while empty-headed puppets tie the Senate to a string. With … Continue reading

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Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

As seen on Goodreads: Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be … Continue reading

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*GIVEAWAY* The Unexpected Daughter

I am excited to give away 3 copies of The Unexpected Daughter by Sheryl Parbhoo.  Giveaway closes Friday, May 5th at 11 AM EST. To Enter… 1. Like the Book Nation by Jen Facebook page 2. Like the *Giveaway* post on Facebook 3. … Continue reading

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