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The American Dream in "The Underground Railroad"

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Book Reviews: Readings on the American Dream

Written on August 7, 2017

I’ve read three books this year that deal with the theme of the American Dream.  Two are juicy, magical novels, and one is the autobiography of a role model and Supreme Court Justice. Colson Whitehead’s American Dream/Nightmare I’ll start with my favorite. “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead knocked me over. I love this book….

Nadia Bolz-Weber

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Book Review: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Sinner and Saint

Written on July 29, 2017

Nadia Bolz-Weber is someone I follow on Twitter– she seems like my kind of fierce and funny tattooed human.  I am delighted my local library branch had her memoir “Pastrix: the Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint” available. This book is meaty and memorable. There is so much to it that I decided…

Desmond Tutu on Hope

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Book Review, part 1: “The Book of Joy”

Written on April 22, 2017

This book took me a few weeks to finish- its the kind of book you read, then put down and linger over passages. When you read a book with the sage conversation of two of the world’s great spirits, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, you realize how much there is to learn. There is…

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Sonia Sotomayor Comes to Albany

Written on April 7, 2017

On Tuesday night, I, and a packed SEFCU Arena audience at SUNY Albany, heard and saw Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. My Bronx pride and Latina pride were tapped to the fullest.  After all, I too am a (part) Puerto RIcan girl from the Bronx who fiercely loves books and the Yankees.*  She’s a…

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