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The Librarian is in: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James

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By Katrina Spencer
September 17, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

“A Brief History of Seven Killings” is the most enrapturing audiobook vocal performance I’ve ever encountered.

The Librarian is in: ‘100 Times’

By Katrina Spencer
September 10, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

“100 Times” by Chavisa Woods is a compilation of autobiographical vignettes in which the author tells of the many times she has been sexually harassed, assaulted and/or discriminated against.

The Librarian is in: ‘The Moment of Lift’

The Librarian is in: 'The Moment of Lift'

By KATRINA SPENCER
May 14, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

Melinda Gates' book dives into her work and the women she's met through it, whose lessons about women's rights and autonomy she shares with readers.

The Librarian is in: Three books by Roxane Gay

The Librarian is in: Three books by Roxane Gay

By KATRINA SPENCER
May 7, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

"Bad Feminist," "Hunger," and "Not that Bad" are all works that weave together memoir and commentary on feminist issues.

The Librarian Is In: “Meaty” by Samantha Irby

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By KATRINA SPENCER
April 30, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

What’s easy to recall about this collection of autobiographical essays is that blogger Samantha Irby is frustrated with dating and 21st-century sexual economies and mores.

The librarian is in: Love

The librarian is in: Love

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 22, 2020
Filed under Love in the Arts, Love Issue

Check out Camille Perri's novel for a popular, if flat, representation of love between two women. Alternatively, Desveaux and Lou's warm graphic novel that connects two women on different continents romantically through art.

The librarian is in: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

The librarian is in: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 16, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

Marlon James' novel sets us in Jamaica in the 1970s with cultural references and commentary on social stratification, culture and homophobia.

The Librarian is in: ‘Dear Committee Members’

The Librarian is in: 'Dear Committee Members'

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 9, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

Julie Schumacher's humorous novel critiques and illuminates academia through the lens of fictional Professor Fitger and his letters of recommendation.

The Librarian is in: Audiobooks and Ebooks

The Librarian is in: Audiobooks and Ebooks

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 2, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

Looking to stay connected to Davis Family Library remotely? Here are some instructions and suggestions to connect through Overdrive.

The Librarian is in: ‘100 Times’

The Librarian is in: '100 Times'

By KATRINA SPENCER
March 12, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

Chavisa Woods' memoir features vignettes about instances of sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

The Librarian is in: ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

The Librarian is in: 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'

By KATRINA SPENCER
March 5, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics, Uncategorized

Harriett Beecher Stowe's iconic anti-slavery novel provides a perspective into pre-antebellum attitudes towards slavery and religion in America.

The Librarian is in: ‘How to Read the Air’

The Librarian is in: 'How to Read the Air'

By KATRINA SPENCER
February 20, 2020
Filed under Arts & Academics

Dinah Mengestu's book deals with themes of immigration and domestic violence.

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