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Melanie and Katia Book Blurb


What have Melanie and Katia been reading lately?


Melanie read My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson


Here's what Melanie had to say:

A dynamic, and timely, debut by a new voice in fiction, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. This collection is comprised of five short stories and one novella all set in the state of Virginia. As you read these stories, you will experience, and feel, the gamut of human emotion as the voices and themes in each are different. The author explores race, identity, and an imagining of the future in the novella "My Monticello". Thought-provoking.



Katia read A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir

by Rodrigo Garcia


Here's what Katia had to say:

A beautiful, heartbreaking "son's memoir" from Rodrigo Garcia, son of "Gabo" Garcia Marquez. Despite its short, sparse chapters, this book is powerful and sad, powerfully sad. Of course, I wept (a lot), but in a good way. A poignant memoir about the terrible loss of memory, grief, and a son's abiding love for his father.


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