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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

donnapetel, May 2, 2013

Beautifully written story about cousins Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. During the early 1940's they create a series of comic books--one, "The Escapist," deals with a hero fighting against Hitler and his forces in Europe. The story follows these two lives through both tragic and beautiful circumstances. I fell in love with these characters and was unable to read anything for a month after I finished this book. I was still living in that world.
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge

donnapetel, January 2, 2013

This book is a life-changer. Each short story holds a different facet of the title character, Olive Kitteridge. In some of the stories, Olive is the focus. In other stories she is in the background, just walking through the landscape of the story. While I started out hating her, by the end of the book I both understood and loved her. I think we lose sight of the lives we touch by our very existence. This book is a beautiful reminder of how connected we truly are.
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