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Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free

jadelin, September 15, 2014

Interesting book. Professor Lawrence Lightfoot offers many vantage points for looking at the notion of exits. My perspective on the topic was broadened by the rich and sometimes sad stories of departures. It is poignant, personal and thought-provoking.
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah

jadelin, September 9, 2014

Americanah is thoughtful novel that explores issues of race and politics in an engrossing and unexpected way. I thoroughly enjoyed how the novel reads--a page turner for sure! It's based on a "love" story between two Nigerian young people. Adichie follows their stories as it spans many many years and many many experiences. I felt the anguish of the identity crisis which occurs when people follow their dreams yet are pulled by their culture of origin. Americanah is a powerful story about immigrants as well, the ways some people adapt themselves to a new life in a new country while others remain steadfast in their sense of belonging to their roots. I highly recommend this novel--it's well written and exposed me to some lessons on parts of the world and experiences I have yet to find myself in!
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Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
Ten Thousand Saints

jadelin, August 9, 2012

A mesmerizing, gritty novel about the wants and pursuits of a small family/group of individuals seeking better. Eleanor Henderson has written a spellbinding page turner that at once makes your stomach turn at thoughts of hurt and more hurt but wants you to want more, better for her characters. It is a creatively crafted story and I highly recommend it to those who enjoy being enmeshed in the lives of those who have everything to lose.
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Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson
Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her

jadelin, June 23, 2012

This book took courage and deep experiences of pain to write. The world should be appreciative of what it represents. A mother and daughter, Cinda and Linea Johnson chronicle Linea's descent into her diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The journey is so deep and dark and all encompassing. The most compelling moments are tender, where mother and daughter reflect on the power of mental ill-health and the unabashed reality and power of love. This book is a necessary tool for the public as the helplessness and utter ugliness this disorder inflicts on its victims. Moving, tear provoking and a true page turner, this book is truly a gift coming from a place that many have experienced but few are able to bring to the public sphere.
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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

jadelin, June 8, 2012

A crucial book for anyone wiling to experience true happiness. This book transcends time and circumstance to guide, support, provide insight into the happiness we already have inside.
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