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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

Willa Cather is amazing. That's it. She's awesome.

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

That introduction of The Color Purple gave me goosebumps! My next read for sure

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

I was so excited to see The Bean Trees on your list! It is one of my all time favorite books.

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Feb 3Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

Try Prodigal Summer. I have read it twice and would happily read it again.

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

All great choices, Jeremy. Like everyone else, I saw “The Color Purple” when the movie came out. While I liked it, there was so much more to the book as I later found out. . . Walker refuses to permanently segregate people by good and bad, instead showing redemption coming from wisdom hard earned. Such that a long-sundered intimate relationship could find reconciliation. Not a story of you blew it, buddy, and I survived and found a new man. Walker’s story is miles away from the memes of so many movies in our secular society, movies that narrowly center on good women with bad men, or fantasy heroic battles between good men and evil ones. Purple the novel is so worth finding and celebrating! (comment excerpted from my "The River Beyond the Dam.")

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

The Bean Trees is fantastic, and even more amazing that it was a first novel. Love that book!!

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

Will the Poisonwood bible be the Feb.2024 selection. Thanks Dianne

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Good suggestions.

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

Good to know Barbara Kingsolver has some shorter books in her back catalogue! I read (and loved) Demon Copperhead last year and have been debating getting into The Lacuna but it's another big one so I keep moving it down the list!

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Feb 2Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

The Bean Trees sounds fantastic!

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