The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” by W. Bruce Cameron

Ruddy McCann’s life is going downhill — not that it was so great before. He was once the hero of his high school football team, but a tragic mistake in his youth set him on the path of disgraced obsolescence.  He had resigned himself to a quiet life of being a repo man while trying […]

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“Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl” by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein was known first for being part of the Portland, OR band Sleater Kinney in the ’90’s.  More recently you might know her from the sketch comedy show “Portlandia.”  She’s back on the scene again with her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.  Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl starts when she is a young girl being raised by […]

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“If the Oceans Were Ink…” by Carla Power

 In “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran”, Carla Power, an American journalist who describes herself as a secular feminist, tells about her studies of the Quran with Sheikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi, a scholar of Islam, “extremist quietist”, Oxford teacher, and longtime friend. Some of […]

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This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

 An alternate history re-imagining of how Mary Shelley came to write Frankenstein. In this 1818 Geneva, illegal mechanics called Shadowboys can replace your broken bones with mechanical parts; however, people with mechanical parts are treated as less than and must identify themselves with special badges, give up their seats on the bus to “normal humans,” […]

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Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

If you are a fan of the tv shows “The Office” or “The Mindy Kaling Show” then you probably already enjoy Mindy Kaling’s sense of humor.  If not, you’re in for a treat!  Why Not Me? is Mindy Kaling’s second book and both books are great reads if you want a laugh.  You’ll get introduced […]

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