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TOPIC: Whatcha_reading
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Threads for critters, gardening, dinner, movies, etc. Does anyone read any more? What are you reading, do you recommend it, and why or why not?

My most recent read is Natasha Trethewey's "Beyond Katrina," a collection of poems and prose about the Mississippi gulf coast. I fell in love with her the first time I met her and heard her read, several years ago. In this work she confronts racism, urban development, and the way in which natural disasters reveal seams in our society. But she does so through observations about individual persons and their experiences. A very good read.

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Gatefather by Orson Scott Card. Good sci fi

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Y'all are talking about the woman who wrote an essay about her husband while she was about to die. I could have sworn that I posted something here about that essay back about the time she wrote it. But scrolling back through this thread I don't see it; memory must be slipping. Anyway, I'll add my 2 cents that it was pretty moving.

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nytimes. com/2017/06/01/books/larry-brown-on-fire-firefighting-memoir.html?referer=https://t.co/c6OYXSNCsy?amp=1

After coming across this review earlier in the summer, I've just started re-reading Larry Brown's On Fire. Larry was a redneck who took up writing while he was a fireman in a small town. His short stories are raw and honest and perceptive about the human experience.

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I read the essay (damn, I wanted to marry her husband), and her obit. What a fascinating person in such a short life, much too short. I need to go find her TedTalk.

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Really was a great obit for the husband.

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I read the essay which was sort of a self written obit I guess

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Wow! That was good. I guess if you want certs that's a good one.

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Sorry for all my typos. I am going to be in Trampland soon on the way to Nutcalvania. Phone posting...

Did you read her obit or see her Ted talk? What an amazingly creative woman. Her death was a truly a loss for more than just her family. Her life is inspiring.

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And what an incredible outlook to have at such a hard ending. She sounds like an amazing person.

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OK. Thanks for the share. Yes, the graciously, gratitude and generosity. What a lovely life to have led.

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