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Sneak Peek: A River of Stars
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Sneak Peek: A River of Stars

In a powerful debut novel about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other mothers-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los […]

First Look Club: Reina reviews Vox
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First Look Club: Reina reviews Vox

Reviewed by Reina Bambao VOX By Christina Dalcher 326 pp. Berkley. Led by a government of fundamentalists and bigots, America enforces a one-hundred-word quota on women’s speech — by way of putting a counter on every woman’s wrist and punishing them […]

First Look: Talking Across the Divide
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First Look: Talking Across the Divide

A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to (possibly) change their minds In this increasingly polarized world, it’s getting more and more difficult to […]