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Book Review: The Good Earth

The Good Earth is the story of a humble Chinese farmer, Wang Lung. The story opens with Wang Lung’s hopeful and excited thoughts on the day of his wedding. He finally has enough money to buy a slave, O-Lan, for his wife. Although she has been a slave since the age of ten, O-Lan is […]

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Random House, 1969 Genre: Classics It took me a long time to read this book. Not because it was boring or inferior, but because it was so incredibly good. I kept pausing to re-read passages and then to read them out loud to my husband, […]