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Book Review: The Sewing Girl’s Tale

Genre: Nonfiction | History | Women's StudiesStar Rating: 4-1/4 out of 5Synopsis from The StoryGraph: When Lanah raised her voice, she was dismissed as a mere “sewing-girl,” led astray by romantic delusions. But she refused to stay silent. Her accusation sparked a sensational courtroom drama and a relentless struggle for vindication that divided both Lanah’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Sewing Girl’s Tale

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Book Review: The Warmth of Other Suns

Genre: Nonfiction | History (US)Stars: 5 out of 5Synopsis from The StoryGraph: In this beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915… Continue reading Book Review: The Warmth of Other Suns

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Book Review: Yellow Wife

Genre: Historical fiction (US Civil War time period)Stars: 4-1/2 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: In the tradition of Wench and Twelve Years a Slave, this harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia. Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Brown was… Continue reading Book Review: Yellow Wife

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Book Review: We Kept Our Towns Going

Genre: Nonfiction | American HistoryStars: 3-1/2 Synopsis from Goodreads: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is known for its natural beauty and severe winters, as well as the mines and forests where men labored to feed industrial factories elsewhere in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But there were factories in the Upper Peninsula, too, and women who worked… Continue reading Book Review: We Kept Our Towns Going

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Book Review: Founding Gardeners

Summary From Goodreads: For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island,… Continue reading Book Review: Founding Gardeners