Rachel's Picks

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There, There by Tommy Orange

The story of twelve Urban Indians living in Oakland, California. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow-some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent-momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.

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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

The story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer contrasts with Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap.

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In this entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Recommended by Rachel.

 

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