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Fic­tion: Gilead Tril­ogy, Mar­i­lynne Robin­son. This Tril­ogy be­gins with Gilead, con­tin­ues with Home, and con­cludes with Lila. The en­tire nar­ra­tive is a sin­gle doc­u­ment, writ­ten on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in a form com­bin­ing jour­nal and mem­oir. It com­prises the fic­tional au­to­bi­ogra- phy of the Rev­erend John Ames, an el­derly pas­tor in the small, se­cluded town of Gilead, Iowa, who knows that he is dy­ing of a heart con­di­tion. The story starts in 1956 and Ames ex­plains he is writ­ing for his young, seven-year-old son to read in the fu­ture when his fa­ther passes away.

Non-fic­tion: Harry’s Last Stand, Harry Les­lie Smith. Smith wrote five books about life dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion, the Sec­ond World War, a post-war solem­nity, and columns for The Guardian, New States­man, The Daily Mir­ror, In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Times, and the Morn­ing Star. Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Gen­er­a­tion Built is Fall­ing Down and What we can do to Save it, as a lyri­cal, sear­ing mod­ern vil­i­fi­ca­tion that shows what the past can teach us, and how the fu­ture is up to us.

Youth: Ev­ery Day, Da- vid Le­vithan. Ev­ery Day was fol­lowed by An­other Day and then by Some­body. Ev­ery Day is about a per­son re­ferred to as “A,” who wakes up oc­cu­py­ing a dif­fer­ent body each day. “A” is not named be­cause they roam from host to host ev­ery 24 hours. “A” awak­ens in the body of Justin, a teen-aged boy. “A” falls in love with Justin’s girl­friend Rhi­an­non and tries to prove to her, his love is real.

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