Review: Severance (plus a comparison to Covid-19)

Severance Author: Ling MaGenre: FictionTrigger warnings: PandemicRead if: You want something to reflect current times. Synopsis: This novel follows Candace Chen, a millennial, independent New Yorker who works in publishing. We jump back and forth in Candace's life between pre-and post- pandemic apocalypse. We see the events leading up to her decision to leave New York …

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Review: Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age Author: Kiley ReidGenre: FictionTrigger warnings: Racism, white-savior complex. Read if: You want a page-turner that comments on contemporary racism and class relationships. Synopsis: This novel opens when a 25-year-old black babysitter, Emira, is accused of kidnapping the 3-year-old child she babysits. The remainder of the novel explores the aftermath of this event …

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Review: $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America Author: Kathryn Edin, Luke ShaeferGenre: NonfictionTrigger warnings: Sexual assault, Sexual assault towards a minor, Abusive relationships, Adverse childhood experiences (ACE).Read if: you are unsure about what it is like to live in extreme poverty in the United States. Synopsis: $2.00 a Day was written in 2015 after …

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