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Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

To me, Franzen has always been a fluid read. No showboating. No fancy lingo. He just gets to the story without being pedantic. The Crossroads faith-full family is experiencing, and reminiscing about, the mosaic of growing up. The adults—the father is a pastor, the mother is a mom—”sin,” and then “redeem” themselves, only to “sin” again. The sons and daughter do the same within a winter season in ’70s Chicago. No Bible thumping or preaching. This is a complicated family’s story and a good read.

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The History of Bones: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399592973
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Published: Random House - August 17th, 2021

The History of Bones caught my eye because John Lurie was a teensy weensy part of my cinema and music development. While I hated Stranger Than Paradise the first time I saw it, I caught on by the second time and loved it! Down by Law? Loved it! John’s book is like a non-sequitur-laden diary. Back and forth through time, sharing his life as a musician and actor living in the Lower East Side and everywhere else. I enjoyed imagining the streets where I lived, in Alphabet City, were the same ones where Lurie lurked several years before me.

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Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452182957
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 6th, 2021

One thing, among innumerable things, that artists may not tell you is they need encouragement 24–7. Well, I do. Make Your Art … provides ideas and methods you can use to encourage yourself 24–7.

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Last Night I Aged a Hundred Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780912592930
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Published: Ashland Poetry Press - July 15th, 2021

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In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture Cover Image
ISBN: 9783897905979
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Published: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH - February 5th, 2021

Never thought about the "counter culture" decked out, festooned, with jewelry that made a statement. I love this book. I've made jewelry and art. My paintings, on angry days, are political. I copied Artemesia Gentilleschi

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Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560180
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Published: Penguin Press - March 23rd, 2021

I love reading about artists. Ninth Street Women is amazing. Helen Frankenthaler was one of these artists. I'm not a fan of her work being referred to as "feminine". She was an Abstract Expressionist with a vagina.

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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

This book spells out what a f'd up country we are and how the entitled, even if they're not rich, will vote against their own best interest. As long as the people they don't approve of aren't getting fair treatment they're happy to shoot themselves in the foot. Facinating read!

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The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982115852
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

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The Revisionaries Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612198729
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Published: Melville House - December 1st, 2020

This book is an epic read rivaling my dreams. It's surreal, cultish, Tim Burton's Big Fish mixed with Arkham Assylum mixed with a Mark Ryden painting. It is highly readable, not abstract or high falutin. Fun!

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A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393867381
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780500480410
Published: Thames & Hudson - January 15th, 2019

Greetings from the Barricades: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781909829121
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Published: Four Corners Books - February 19th, 2019

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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now Cover Image
By Asma Naeem, Penley Knipe (Contribution by), Alexander Nemerov (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780691180588
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Published: Princeton University Press - June 5th, 2018