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Hannah Hall has married Owen, a man that walked into her ‘woodturning” shop and swept her off her feet despite her resistance, due to having just broken up with her fiancée. Owen’s sixteen year old daughter, Bailey, despises everything about Hannah but Hannah is determined to win her over someday. Life is good for Hannah, she loves her work, she loves both Owen and Bailey, she finally has a family after suffering for decades over feelings of abandonment because her parents left her when she was young.
This book is also fiercely and unapologetically socio-political and we love that. Evelyn’s story is one of being a woman in a man’s world. It is one of being a Cuban woman in a white woman’s world. It is one of being a bisexual woman in an era where attraction to women was demonized by the whole culture. It is one of hiding yourself for ambition, one of trying to decide which one takes precedent, one of aging, and one of never knowing whether your choices were right.
The book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. The book’s 24 chapters (plus a preface and epilogue) are divided into three sections: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More.
Dune is set in a futuristic technologically advanced world which after the Butlerian Jihad (the bloody war between Man and Machines) has eliminated all computers and passed a decree declaring “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind”. Since there are no computers, the essential working of the galaxy is still medieval and feudal with heavy reliance on men and their dallying around. Lots of thriller potential right there. Men with superhuman analytical abilities called Mentats have taken the place of Computers.
Glennon Doyle shows us the trials and tribulations of learning how to accept that she is not the cultural norm, she has feelings for someone of the same sex and that is okay. She shouldn’t have to punish herself for the ignorance of others, even if they are her family members.
Orphaned as an infant, young Harry Potter has been living a less-than-fortunate life. Belittled by his pompous uncle and sniveling aunt (not to mention his absolute terror of a cousin, Dudley), Harry has resigned himself to a mediocre existence in the cupboard under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Will begins his tale with him and his brother constructing a wall at the age of eleven for his father’s store. The wall can be built with experienced contractors in a few weeks however it took will and his brother 12 months to complete the task. Once finished and time to process that experience, it was a lot mote than constructing a wall, it was a life-changer lesson that Will incorporates with him forever.
The Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling comes to the Americas finally, using New York City as the scenario of the adventure at hand, and I guess that it was something to happen, sooner or later, but reading in the web about the intentions of using Paris as the next location in this new prequel series, it seems that Harry Potter Magical Universe isn’t only coming to the USA, but it will reach eventually the whole world!