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Book Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Synopsis In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is an all engrossing and harrowing memoir about one of Machado’s previous relationships. Published by a local Minneapolis publisher, Graywolf Press, In the Dream House begins by telling how Machado fell in love with a woman who she saw as a version of her dreams, but as …

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Book Review: The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafa

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafa is a novel focusing on a Palestinian- American woman, Afaf Rahman, as she navigates a world that is torn apart by hate, misunderstanding, and cruelty. She is the principal of a Muslim all-girls’ school in a Chicago suburb. The story focuses on two timelines: the present where …

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Book Review: “Uncanny Valley” Bursts the Tech Bubble

Summary What images come to mind when you hear the phrase “Silicon Valley”? A colorful workspace filled people scootering around the office while they munch on their endless assortment of vegan snacks? That might paint one picture. Anna Wiener paints a different side in her memoir, Uncanny Valley. Anna began her career as a young …

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