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    Children of Blood and Bone

    ” ‘Each maji was born with white hair, the sign of the gods’ touch.  They used their gifts to care for the people of Orïsha and were revered throughout the nation.  But not everyone was gifted by the gods.’  Mama…

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    Less

    “By his forties, all he had managed to grow is a gentle sense of himself, akin to the transparent carapace of a soft-shelled crab.  A mediocre review or careless slight can no longer harm him, but heartbreak, real true heartbreak,…

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    Daring to Drive

    When I returned to Saudi Arabia, so many of the old rules, the rules I had once slavishly followed, no longer seemed to make sense.  For years, I had blamed Aramco for the restrictions and the discrimination I endured, but…

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    Educated

    ‘Until that moment, she had always been there.  No matter how much I appeared to have changed – how illustrious my education, how altered my appearance – I was still her.  At best, I was two people, a fractured mind.  She was inside, and…

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    Beartown

    “So the first thing that happens in a conflict is that we choose a side, because that’s easier than trying to hold two thoughts in our heads at the same time.  The second thing that happens is that we seek out facts…

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    Girls Burn Brighter

    “And that was when she saw it. Had it always been there? That lamp glowing from within. How had it survived all these previous months? How had it held on? No matter, it was greater than her body, it was greater than all…