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Jolynne
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Pickpick

A story about living the person you are and want to be regardless the consequences.

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Jolynne
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Pickpick

Cute, heartfelt rom-com.

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Me Sexy | Drew Hayden Taylor
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Panpan

No comment.

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Nice and twisty but their were a few things that didn‘t add up.

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I forgot to add this to my 2021 books. Great story, in fact is one of my faves for the year.

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Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
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Awesome middle grade/YA storytelling based on ancestorial and secret knowledge with a bit of fantasy thrown in. I especially liked the truths of American history from an Indigenous person's view.

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Jolynne
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Interesting characters. A bit far fetched. Sometimes endearing. The ending was awesome (not what I expected and it changed my rating from a so-so to a pick).

JenniferP Good to know - this is on my shelf and I'm hoping to get to it in 2022!
1mo
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The Mountains Sing | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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Through this work of fiction a brief history of Vietnam from the land reform years through the war told through the eyes of one family as they struggle to survive.

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The Guide: A novel | Peter Heller
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audio with hubby, he enjoyed it, for me it was meh. Author did make fly fishing sound enjoyable.

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Jolynne
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One of the best sequels I have ever read. (The Marrow Thieves is the first of the series)

Love, family, survival, culture, history, and heartbreak, and hope all come together in this story set in the future with the past history of residential schools and Indian boarding schools as the backdrop. Possibly the best book I read this year and one of the best sequels I have ever read.

AND, that acknowledgment, wow.

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Jolynne
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All in all a nice story about independent women. Beautiful jacket.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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The Klan and the hate that feeds them (and so much more to this story.)

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Jolynne
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What a pleasant family tale with plenty of magic and mystery.

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Return of the Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Great finish to this trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed this and hope the adaptation makes it to the states.
Jared and Maggie, both unforgettable characters.

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Jolynne
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This book!
Absolutely stunning, the author gives us some of the worst of humankind and the beauty of friendship.
As for the ending, your decision.

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Jolynne
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Exceptional writing.
Very intense.
Flawed characters that kept me guessing, although I figured out who the arsonist was I didn‘t figure out the why.

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 This is one of the first books I put on my Litsy TBR list 🥰 5mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this 5mo
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Absolutely beautiful storytelling. It is the telling of generations and how they survived and how they will continue to survive in the future.

A must-read if you are interested in Indigenous cultures or if you are interested in plants and the importance of keeping them as they have been for thousands of years.

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Dead by Dawn: A Novel | Paul Doiron
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Ugh! If you like those take a beating and keep on ticking type of books this one is for you. Not my kind of book at all. My hubby chose this for our road trip and that is the reason I read it. Although, in all fairness to the author my husband enjoyed it.

Quote is not exact but close enough.

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A different history, an honest history, not the romanticized history of the American West we are taught. This novel is a honest look at the greed that drove the exploitation and abuse of so many.

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Ghost Forest: A Novel | Pik-Shuen Fung
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A beautiful tribute to generations, family, memories, and grief.

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

Someone said the movie is way better, is it?

Bklover I haven‘t read the book, but I thought the movie was wonderful!!! 6mo
Jolynne The movie was great. 6mo
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Jolynne
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Short stories are thought provoking, these stories are that. Mostly set in Communist China.

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I wonder why I‘m drawn to such tragedy.

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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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This was so much fun and those aunties, the best!

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Hatak Witches, 88 | Devon A Mihesuah
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I love a strong Indigenous woman. Monique Blue Hawk is a cop in Oklahoma having to figure out a murder involving Choctaw stories and culture.

sprainedbrain Oooooh. 👀 7mo
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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A good old fashioned haunted house story, actually haunted motel.

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Crow Winter: A Novel | Karen McBride
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A good story about an Anishinaabe woman fighting to save her homelands from silver mining with guidance from her ancestors.

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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I‘m always happy to read an Indigenous author. I appreciate the way she describes the culture for those that are not in the know.

An awesome look into the lives of people from Sugar Island.

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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WHAT a world! And dang, book two needs to hurry up and get here.

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things | William McDonough, Michael Braungart
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Written almost 20 years ago but still interesting.
We should live like ants. 😉

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Jolynne
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This book has some very interesting history of America that is not taught in schools. It also has some very hard truths.

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Trickster Drift | Eden Robinson
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#2 in the series is great. The characters are pretty awesome. One of my favorites, Bathrobe, did I mention Bathrobe is a ghost that tutors physics.

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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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In life there is death, there is joy, sorrow, happiness, pain, regrets, healing, tragedy, surviving, aging, passion, loathing, forgiveness, and love.

My favorite type of book.

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Jolynne
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Generations of women always make for a good book. I‘m glad I didn‘t miss this one.

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Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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Mehso-so

I have buddy readers and one of them is 16. This was her choice. It‘s not something I would choose on my own but the topic was interesting enough. The cliffhanger ending - yuck.

Let‘s just say I didn‘t care for it much and I‘m hoping the 16 year old does not choose to finish the series.

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I liked the two for one stories in this mystery, crime novel. I think I read this would make a good series with the podcast twist. I would go for that.

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The Yield | Tara June Winch
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This is the story of Aboriginal Peoples' will and strength to save their language, land, and culture from the current and past violence, abuse, and dehumanizing policies of colonization.

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Jolynne
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Interesting and informative. Bottom line; as in all healthy lifestyles, proper diet, exercise, stress management, tobacco free living, etc. all lead to good brain health.

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Mehso-so

I stuck with this book even though I wasn‘t always comprehending it. Sci Fi is not my go to genre and this book is not going to have me looking for more in a big hurry. All in all, it wasn‘t an awful book, the issue was most likely me. I read somewhere this is a book to eye-read and I did audio, I often drifted.

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Shark Dialogues | Kiana Davenport
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A very intense generational family saga about mothers, daughters, and the men they loved. Steeped in tradition, politics, oppression, colonization, capitalism, and generational trauma.

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Jolynne
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Fun mystery with a twist of fantasy. I do have to say the ending was a bummer.

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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The book kept me entertained. I didn‘t figure out the murderer but then again I‘m not the best sleuth in town.

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My Brilliant Life | Ae-ran Kim
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“I hope my heart will fly with the wind to go to you.”
What to say about this novel, good question.

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Jolynne
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Do you want some joy in your reading? Do you want to laugh out loud? If so, give this book a try.

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The Removed: A Novel | Brandon Hobson
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What a book! This book looks at historical trauma and loss of a loved one in a spiritual way with our ancestors and the love of those gone too soon to guide us through.
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Jolynne
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Fiction, oral history, and written history in this tragic yet beautiful story of survival.
We have survived.

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Even As We Breathe: A Novel | Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
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A very beautiful story of a young Cherokee man's journey in life and its circumstances, his first and greatest love, his love of his grandmother, and his ties to his homeland.

What a heartfelt ending!

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The New Wilderness | Diane Cook
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I loved this book! The setting is in a wilderness area of the future but it is about the many intricacies of love between a mother and a daughter. This story had me yearning for my daughter.

I hope there is a sequel. Bea and Agnes are characters that will stay will me for a long time.

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