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Books of the Month: January 3-February 6, 2021

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg: Four Stars. This sequel of Fried Green Tomatoes is an enjoyable read. But, it isn’t its predecessor. Then again, this is Buddy’s story. It’s worth the read to see what happened next to Whistle Stop and those who lived there.

Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith: Five Stars. This is a poetry collection to read more than once for the depth and breadth of the writing. Truly a gem.

Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems by William Carlos Williams: Five Stars. William Carlos Williams is one of my favorite poets. But, this book taught me the melancholy side to this writer. It is a revealing collection and one many a writer, regardless of primary profession, can relate to for its human observation of life and living.

Educated by Tara Westover: Five Stars. I would not have read this book if it had not been one for a book club. It is a hard read when considering this is a memoir, that someone lived this life. It is almost unbelievable when considering the who, what, when, where, why, and how of not only becoming educated, but of surviving one education and to succeed in another. I had some assumptions about this book based on my own education and how I chose to educate my children. A few of those assumptions were confirmed and affirmed. Of the others, I can only say I learned a few things about what I thought I knew.

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