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Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country--a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets--people whose concerns are ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right.

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18 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books by Women You Should Read Right Now

18 Pulitzer prize winning books by female authors. A good list for readers advisory if someone is looking specifically for women writers, and influential books at that.

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel- the best piece of chick lit I have read this year!

Sundays With Writers: The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

The Life Intended: Kristin Harmel. Enjoyable story about moving on after a big loss and how you can do more than just let life pass you by.

The Lost Book of Salem

I read this as The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It's a terrific story about witches and Salem. A modern history student researches her family history and makes several amazing discoveries.

21 books from the last five years that every woman should read

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything. It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read eve

*grabs Kleenex*

In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South.

I bawled through six chapters...and I don't cry.

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent: Books

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10 books to read if you love 'This Is Us'

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"As a huge Agatha Christie fan, I adored this book: A boat full of people. No way to escape. And a narrator that you might be able to trust."

"As a huge Agatha Christie fan, I adored this book: A boat full of people. No way to escape. And a narrator that you might be able to trust.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, part of the 2014 Banned Books Week Display at the Mississippi State University Libraries.

The Keeper of Secrets-I LOVED this book. I love historical fiction and with a backdrop of music it's the perfect setting for a great novel. Really liked the author's writing and can't wait to read more by her.

The Keeper of Secrets/Julie Thomas/Top New Historical Fiction on Goodreads, May 2013

'Rising Strong' by Brené Brown | 11 Of Summer 2015's Best Nonfiction Books That Will Actually Make You A More Intelligent Person (Probably) | Bustle

11 Amazing Nonfiction Books For Summer 2015

The 5 People You Meet In Heaven - thought provoking, with heart wrenching twist at the end. Makes you realize, that the lives you touch are all around you.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom New

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom.excellent book, I've read it several times and I still love it.

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