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    Summer Reading Recommendations

    Here are four books I recommend you check out this summer. (Click on the book cover to get your own copy) Murder Once Removed – Congrats, my friend, on your debut novel! S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.Serena – Read it then watch the movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence! This novel by Ron Rash explores how our relationship with land impacts our relationships with each other. Strange as this Weather Has Been – Every page reads like poetry in Ann Pancake’s novel about the heartbreaking effects of…

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    Book Club Reads: A Review of Sing, Unburied, Sing

    Jesmyn Ward has laid forth another lyrical masterpiece with Sing, Unburied, Sing, winner of the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 Best Book of The Year. Ward weaves themes of poverty, race, home, death, family, and resilience into an American story perhaps some know all too well. We first encounter protagonist Jojo, a thirteen-year-old boy being raised by his grandparents, trying to be brave as he helps his Pop slaughter a goat. From the first sentence, “I like to think I know what death is,” Jojo’s inner conflict is set and the theme is addressed. Jojo’s white father is in prison and his black mother, the child of…