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Nancy Randall - 21 years in bookselling, 6 years here

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

The novel opens with Lydia and her eight year old son, Luca, hiding in the shower stall of his grandmother's home in Acapulco while sixteen members of their family are murdered by the local cartel.  From that moment until the final pages of American Dirt, the two are on the run from this cartel, hoping to reach el norte( The United States) safely.  Their journey is at times horrifying, often dangerous, but Lydia and Luca also meet some warm, caring people along the way.

American Dirt is a timely page turner.  Cummins has written on an important topic with sympathetic characters and a well-planned plot.  I can't imagine anyone NOT finding American Dirt a worthwhile read.

The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

Although written differently than her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson once again gives her readers subtle suggestions and heart breaking, little known examples.  She describes three caste systems in depth, Nazi Germany, India and The United States, and vividly describes how these castes destroy humanity.  In a compelling way, Wilkerson illustrates why there are castes, what is wrong with them and the way castes can be eliminated.  She looks at these three castes historically, psychologically, sociologically, anthropologically and politically.

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2012

Mimi and Don Galvin married in the early 1940's and in twenty years had a dozen children-10 boys and 2 girls.  What began as a charmed life-handsome family, ambitious father, caring mother-slowly unraveled into a nightmare.  Eventually it was discovered that six of the Galvin sons suffered from schizophrenia.  Life was not only a living hell for Mimi and Don and the six sons with schizophrenia, it was also unbearable for the healthy siblings.  Although Mimi tried to present to the outside world a perfect family, the Galvin household was filled with violence, abuse and chaos.


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Cutting for Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010