Another week, another stack of books that found their way to my house. How about you? What new books came your way?
A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin.
I saw Levin speak at a webinar a few weeks back and was impressed with his ideas. I want to read his new book, which has nice blurbs from both sides of the aisle.
Dudes Rush In by Lynne Downey. This debut novel takes us back to 1952 Arizona, the heyday of Dude Ranches, when war widow Phoebe McFarland leaves her settled life in San Francisco to spend six months on her in-laws' ranch.
She Said God Blessed Us: A Life Marked by Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Church by Gail Hovey. This memoir discusses the often overlooked issue of sexual abuse of girls by women.
I'm interested to read Hovey's story. I've worked with hundreds of abuse survivors and only three or four of my clients have been women molested when they were girls by adult women. It's not that the abuse doesn't happen, but I think there are a lot of reasons teen girls do not recognize the relationship is abusive or exploitive. When they do, they are more likely to get counseling than call a lawyer like me. So this is an area of child abuse I don't have much experience with and want to learn more.
Beloved Prophet 2020: The Abridged Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journals, edited and arranged by Virginia Hilu and Dalton Hilu Einhorn.
This is a new edition of Beloved Prophet, the correspondence between Kahil Gibran and his closest female friend and one-time fiancé, Mary Haskell. This edition has been pared down about 40% to make it more accessible to a general audience, editing out the parts of interest to academics.
Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons, edited by Gerard Robinson and Elizabeth English Smith.
Yes, this one is pretty wonky. I'm developing an amateur's interest in prison reform and want to learn more about the ideas floating around out there.
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You have a nice eclectic mix of books in your mailbox this week, although I particularly have my eye on 'Dudes Rush In'
I have read one or two traditional 'westerns' in the past, but nothing a little more contemporary. I also have to come clean and admit that I had to look up the definition of a 'Dude' ranch, although for me the added research is all part of the fun!
I don't know which of these you are going to read first, but enjoy :)
I never thought about it, but you are right -- "dude ranch" is an American slang term. They still loomed large in popular imagination when I was a kid, but I don't think they are much of a thing any more. I'm sure some still exist.Delete
These look like thought-provoking reads. It's true that we don't hear much about sexual abuse perpetrated from women to girls. That sure caught my attention. Hope you enjoy your books!ReplyDelete
Dudes Rush In looks like a good historical one. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Dudes Rush In sounds like an entertaining book!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing. hope you enjoy them allReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Looks like a heavy book haul for you this week.ReplyDelete
I like the premise of A Time to Build and may add that in audio.
Stay safe and enjoy your reading!
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