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Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” […]

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Review: Eliza Hamilton by Tilar Mazzero

Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton—Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife—in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life. Eliza Hamilton: […]

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Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people […]

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Review: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline

Cline introduces this book in a world of fast fashion consumerism fueled by chain stores such as Forever 21 and H&M. Cline, considered an average American fashion consumer, purchased at least one new item of cheap clothing a week and had overflowing cheap clothing in her apartment. Accordingly, Cline found herself a statistic. She was […]