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Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Heartbreaking, but an important read for an ignorant American
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Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
Composed in English and published in 1958, two years before Nigeria declared independence, Things Fall Apart was the first African novel to attain a wide international readership. It is a short, sparely told tale that nevertheless embraces themes of enormous import: fate and will, the determining i...show more
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In the Distance
Hernan Diaz
Most people write that this is an American Western book. I never thought of it as such. It is a buddy book with few buddies. It's a road trip book with few roads. It's precise but otherworldly. It's a travel book with no guideposts. Oh, and it has -- in my opinion -- one of the best endings E...show more
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The Overstory: A Novel
Richard Powers
The wish I came to today? That POTUS read page 475 (since that’s the limit of his attention span). For the rest of us? Read it...
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