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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys by Sonya Huber

I discovered Sonya Huber when she initiated plans for the virtual Disability March in January. When I found an advanced reader copy of her book of essays called Pain Woman Takes Your Keys on Netgalley, I didn’t hesitate. I sent … Continue reading

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Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Every time I read this book, I find myself more challenged than the time before. When I first read it, I focused mainly on the “wrongful birth” issue which was at the heart of the novel. I still find myself … Continue reading

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Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner

This is my first read of 2017, and it’s a re-read of a favorite. I also re-read all the reviews before writing this. Some of the criticisms are fair. The ending is abrupt (no spoiler), Alicia isn’t the most likeable … Continue reading

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Confucius Says by Veronica Li

I discovered this book accidentally by a referral through a book group I generally don’t pay enough attention to. I won’t be making that mistake again. Confucius Says is a heartbreaker of a novel. Some people reacted to the choice … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage of Desire by Alison Gresik

I had to re-read this book before I put it on the list of Books That Should Be on Your List. It had been a while, so I wanted to see if Alison’s story stood the test of a little … Continue reading

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The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol

With some development, this book could easily have filled two books. One story was Harry Kozol’s career and the “famous” people he encountered and sometimes treated in his work. One place he worked was a well-known place called McLean Hospital, … Continue reading

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Getting Life by Julie Shaw Cole

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Advocado Press. I was intrigued to see how the author handled presenting her heroine’s perspective when she was basically considered nonverbal at the beginning of the novel. No one … Continue reading

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