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The End of Burnout

by Ashley Holstrom

Thorough in analyzing the history and psychology of work and exhaustion, Jonathan Malesic’s book suggests ways to revamp a system that burns people out. Malesic quit his tenured university position when he realized that the work no... Read More

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Just Maria

by Ashley Holstrom

In Jay Hardwig’s sweet novel "Just Maria", a blind twelve-year-old girl wants to be known for what she does, not by the fact of her disability. Maria was born with tumors in her retinas; she’s never experienced sight. She has a cane... Read More

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Ruse

by Ashley Holstrom

Robert Kerbeck’s juicy memoir "Ruse" tells riveting tales about working in Hollywood and Wall Street at the same time—and about committing white collar crimes. In his twenties, Kerbeck, a struggling actor, found a job listing for a... Read More

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The Gaps

by Ashley Holstrom

Leanne Hall’s exploratory novel "The Gaps" is about what it feels like to be left behind after tragedy strikes. When sixteen-year-old Yin is abducted, her community is rocked. Everyone at the elite Balmoral Ladies College is on edge as... Read More

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Perfect Dirt

by Ashley Holstrom

Keegan Lester’s lyrical memoir "Perfect Dirt" concerns what and where “home” really is. The narrative, composed of poetic vignettes, zips between Lester’s childhood in California, his creative tour across West Virginia, his work... Read More

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With Pleasure

by Ashley Holstrom

A comforting book for anyone navigating the effects of trauma, August McLaughlin and Jamila Dawson’s "With Pleasure" is an inspiring guide to feeling good in one’s body. McLaughlin and Dawson are a sexuality journalist and a sex... Read More

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Springer Mountain

by Ashley Holstrom

A short fever dream of a book, "Springer Mountain" combines historical records with personal philosophies about the evolution of meat-eating and vegetarianism in human beings. Wyatt Williams, a restaurant critic, was on a mission to... Read More

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