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Rachel.Rencher
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I'm really enjoying this book. It's a very honest account of what it's like to be undocumented in the U.S.

Have you heard of the 1946 Rescission act? During WW2, Filipino citizens were promised $3 billion in direct benefits for helping thr U.S. fight Japan. In 1946, however, Truman signed a bill that rescinded those benefits and paid a lump sum of $200 billion to the Filipino government instead. I never learned about this in school.

Pikathulhu Disappointing and disgusting, but sadly unsurprising... 6d
Rachel.Rencher @Pikathulhu That's my sentiment toward much of what I'm learning from this book. Only love for the author, though. 6d
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tpixie
When We Had Wings | Ariel Lawhon, Susan Meissner, Kristina Mcmorris
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You may enjoy this if you can read another WWII story! This is on the Eastern Front- the Philippines.
The story is very good, the epilogue great, and so far the authors' notes are incredible!
Two of these authors are going to be at an upcoming book event in San Diego: #AdventuresByTheBooks #SuperBookFour
I‘m trying to read some of the authors‘ backlists before I go.

Bookzombie I think I have read all of but one Lawhon‘s books. They were all picks for me. 1w
tpixie @Bookzombie oh! That‘s great to know. this was my first, but I‘ve been wanting to read 1w
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tpixie
When We Had Wings | Ariel Lawhon, Susan Meissner, Kristina Mcmorris
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Finishing up When We Had Wings
2/16/2023 in San Diego, At #AdventuresByTheBook #SuperBookFour
We‘ll get to learn about the new books from the great authors Susan Meissner & Kristina McMorris! I can‘t wait!

#TheWaysWeHide #OnlyTheBeautiful
#HarperMuse #Berkeley #SourcebooksLandmark #Bookmarked

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Danay
When We Had Wings | Ariel Lawhon, Susan Meissner, Kristina Mcmorris
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23 #1 I‘ve set my reading goal for the year at only 100. I‘m considering going back to school … maybe. If I do there will be a lot less time for pleasure reading. I feel like my 2022 reads were not great. For the most part. I‘m starting out strong with this one for 2023!

tpixie While I liked the story, I found the Epilogue & Authors‘ note fantastic! Good luck with your decision re: going to school!! Between school and children I had many years of hardly any reading, except for boxes of food 😅 and magazines. But luckily there‘s been plenty of time to make up for it later! 1w
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gossamerchild
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Beautiful artwork, interesting story, set in a place I don't often read about. Gorgeous graphic novel.

#12Booksof2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 🥳🥳🥳 4w
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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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My picks for February.

Honorable mention for Nella Larsen's Passing . I watched the movie last night with friends.

#12DaysofChristmas, #12Booksof2022, @Andrew65

Andrew65 These look to be excellent choices. 1mo
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mahala28
Everlasting Nora: A novel | Marie Miranda Cruz
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crf

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Cathyloves2read
When We Had Wings | Ariel Lawhon, Susan Meissner, Kristina Mcmorris
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What these three women (military nurses) has to go through was unreal! This book gave the perspective of WW2 from the South Pacific. I found it interesting to hear the 3 different perspectives of the friends. Each perspective was written by a separate author. A big thank you to my bookclub, #ReadWithSharon, for selecting this book for the November 2022 read! I‘m looking forward to our discussion with the authors.

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Tonton
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Gorgeous selection of short stories, all intriguing, all intelligently crafted. Excellent debut and as for me, will pick up a hardcover copy. It‘s that good.

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Reecaspieces
When We Had Wings | Ariel Lawhon, Susan Meissner, Kristina Mcmorris
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tpixie I need your photo skills! And great review! 1w
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