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Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy: Reading, Constructing, Connecting by Toby Daspit
Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy: Reading, Constructing, Connecting

Amy Rush, November 30, 2006

I had just returned Elizabeth Strout's first book Amy & Isabelle to the library last week and happened to pick this book up off the shelf and thought, hmmm. I got it on Tuesday evening and by Wednesday evening it was finished. Ms. Strout's ability to catch the emotional state of the lives of a group of people in a small town is uncanny. It is almost like picking up the phone and calling my mother back home and hearing what is going on. Her characters are so real and so raw that you just can't resist reading to find out waht the outcome of their lives will be at the end of the book. If you are from a small town, this is like catching up with an old friend that you haven't seen in awhile. The book captures the human condition. The struggles we go through trying to be good people and the facade that the rest of the world sees while the truth tries hard to bubble to the service and how we deal with that. I look forward to reading Ms. Strout's next novel.
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