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The Great Read­ing Chal­lenge: short sto­ries

Fic­tion: Away­land by Ra­mona Ausubel - The ge­og­ra­phy of the soul is won­der­land of mys­ti­cal and fan­tas­tic in­hab­i­tants who ask, “why?” in this col­lec­tion of eleven sto­ries. Pat­terns of de­sire are shat­tered to re­veal the lost and long­ing as­pects of hu­man ex­is­tence.

Non-Fic­tion: Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris - The book is di­vided into two parts: life be­fore mov­ing to Nor­mandy, France and life with his part­ner, Hugh, af­ter mov­ing to Nor­mandy, France. A hu­mourist to the core, Sedaris lay­ers each tale with anec­do­tal ev­i­dence of in­tel­li­gence, wit, and quirky charm that bubbles over the line of or­di­nary.

Youth: Six­teen: Sto­ries about that sweet and bit­ter birth­day by Me­gan McCaf­ferty, ed. - This ten­der an­thol­ogy ex­plores the sweet and sour mo­ments of be­ing a six­teen-year-old. The angst, an­guish, and anx­i­ety of fum­bling to­ward adult­hood is cu­rated by six­teen tal­ented au­thors.

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