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By Jane Was Here

By Jane Was Here

Becoming

Michelle Obama

$32.50 $29.90

Reading Michelle Obama's rich and layered memoir gave me hope and helped me consider who it was I wanted to become in many different areas of my life.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

$27.00 $24.84

I found myself going back and forth between laughter, second-hand embarrassment, and deep sadness for Eleanor. I think Honeyman does an excellent job at crafting this complex character, and it was satisfying to read from such a different perspective than my own.

Ordinary Light: A Memoir

Tracy K. Smith

$16.95 $15.59

I read Ordinary Light for my capstone English class in undergrad, and it enthralled me. Tracy K. Smith is the US Poet Laureate, and she is masterful and delicate with words. This memoir is full of important lessons about childhood, about race in America, about grief, and about writing as a tool to cope with all of it.

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

$16.95 $15.59

I think the best word I have to describe this book is stunning. It's a beautifully crafted epic in its own right, covering generations and centuries with carefully woven narratives about very real seeming people.