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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Sheryll-Ann, January 31, 2013

This book perfectly illustrated the way many Americans have become obsessed with inserting ourselves into every situation we deem newsworthy. Even down to rubbing elbows with war heroes to make ourselves feel more important and impressive. It also calls attention to the country's caste system of haves and have-nots; the have-nots often being on the front lines of our wars. And the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas, much like the coming Super Bowl, showcases our infatuation with celebrity, and the need to create huge moments in almost every event. All of this is done with a dark humor that I found very appealing. I will never be able to hear the term "9/11" without thinking of Nina Levin again.
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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You

Sheryll-Ann, January 22, 2012

This is one of those books that truly made me laugh out loud and tear up from its poignancy. I love stories about dysfunctional families and this book really delivers.
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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Sheryll-Ann, January 2, 2010

I wasn't sure I wanted to read a book about Katrina; it happened four years ago, there was so much sadness, etc. But Dave Eggers as the author made the decision for me, and I am so glad I read this book. Although well-written and engaging, the subject matter itself gets heavier as the book proceeds, until you find yourself breathing faster and your knuckles white from clenching them in rage. I don't want to give too much away, but suffice it to say you may come away from this book with feelings about our country and its "relief" agencies that you would prefer you didn't have to have. Hopefully someone in FEMA has made this book mandatory reading for all of its employees and volunteers.
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