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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 4:36pm
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ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a great showcase of why the American healthcare system needs a huge coss-cultural training overhaul. A Hmong family combats and tries to understand a system that was neither created with them in mind nor puts thier spirituality near the scientific system in the hierarchy of thought. Oh, cultural relativism! You frustrating, but important concept!

- Kirsten


Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 4:30pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061707810
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2011

Ryan and Jetha investigative piece, Sex at Dawn, puts a lot of relationship quirks in a perspective that both makes sense and makes you think 'oooh ahh!' An interesting evolutionary lense on topics such as orgasms, jealousy, monogamy, and our cousins' (chimps/bonobos) input on how we view sexuality. A book that will make your more knowledgeable in all the right ways!

- Kirsten 


Cinder

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:21pm
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ISBN: 9781250007209
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Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

Cinder is the first of six books in the Lunar Chronicles young adult series, in which Meyer reimagines classic fairy tale heroines in a post-World War IV, intergalactic setting. A culturally diverse cast must navigate prejudice, free will, duty, societal upheaval and political corruption. You'll be reading well into the night to relish the satisfying way everything falls into place over the course of the series!

-Meghan F


Dancing with the Tiger

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 2:50pm
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ISBN: 9780399175176
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Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - July 12th, 2016

Dive into Mexico's underground art world in this boiling summer thriller! A fast-paced rat race with an eclectic cast, scintillating character development, and visceral, culturally-sensitive writing. You won't be able to this debut novel down!

-Meghan F


Sex Object

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 10:25am
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ISBN: 9780062435095
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Published: Dey Street Books - February 28th, 2017

So! Good! This is not necessarily a 101 introduction to feminism, as one needs a solid foundation from which to aproach this text, but I love the ambiguity Valenti introduces. Touching, terrifying, soothing.

-Meghan F


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 10:09am
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ISBN: 9780804170567
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Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2016

You must read this. You have to. Jon Krakauer proves relentlessly that danger lies not in masked strangers but in our own passivity, in our narcissism, in our senses of fraternity and entitlement. Gender discrimination is alive and well, and only through self-education can we hope to combat today's surplus of misinformation!

-Meghan F


The Romanov Sisters

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:22pm
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ISBN: 9781250067456
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 16th, 2015

A very compelling and personal portrait of the famed Grand Duchesses. This book is entirely engrossing and deeply moving, stripping away the mythology that often crops up around revolution and it's aftermath. A beautifully written story of four young women during a radical shift in Russian history. 


Spaceman of Bohemia

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:21pm
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ISBN: 9780316273435
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 7th, 2017

I loved this book so much. If you think a space spider can't make you cry, think again. This is a beautifully written, heartbreaking and hopeful story about past and future, told through the eyes of a prominent Czech spaceman. It's also hilarious (see space spider above). Do yourself a favor and read this book and then come back and talk to me about it!


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