Tag Archives: prejudice

Run For Your Life

The Paragon Hotel by Lindsay Faye is a recent novel which took me by surprise. The author used this fictional story to draw a parallel between two dark organizations which didn’t appear similar to me. In this story, we find … Continue reading

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The Grudge

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was recently made into a movie which was nominated for an Academy Award. Although I have yet to see the film, I decided to read the novel. Published in 1974, this is … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Truth

My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930’s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck is the remarkable true story of the life of the author’s father, Foster Beck. An attorney in Alabama, Beck defended an African-American male … Continue reading

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Our Bodies

I came to Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates unaware of its context. I had seen the book listed on a number of 2015 Best Books lists and decided to read it. To me, a second generation American, … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg

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Connections

Small Island by Andrea Levy is a well-written story set in the World War II era.  There are four main characters, two in London and two from Jamaica.  Due in large part to the war, their lives become intertwined in … Continue reading

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