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RM Book Lounge – Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

We all must have remarked at some point about how technology is slowly affecting our personal, human relationships (or lackthereof).  In Lydia Netzer’s first book, the husband of the main character, Sunny, relates best through formulas, rather than personal interaction. … read more

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RM Book Lounge – So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman

In her debut novel So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman combines a mystery and thriller with a social commentary on domestic violence and poverty in rural America.  Once you dive into this novel, you’ll only resurface once you’re done (or to … read more

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RM Book Feature – Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is another pick from the more modern classics.  A book that was very influential upon its reissue in the 1980s and that has since made it on to “must-read” lists, this … read more

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RM Books & Music – Wench and The Black Keys

Looking for a book you can’t put down? Pick up Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, which is the story of 4 slaves and their complex relationships with their respective masters. The women are given the opportunity to escape to a free life, … read more

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