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Sarah Jessica Parker's Booker Prize Reading List - 13 Books

Booker Prize Reading List. The only long list lately I am delighted to chip away at. An exciting and rare year for authors and readers as 8 of the titles chosen are from new voices. 9 of the new 13 strong Booker long list are women and more than half are writers of color. Fellow devoted readers I feel we are in for some divine reading.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress
Booker Prize Reading List. The only long list lately I am delighted to chip away at. An exciting and rare year for authors and readers as 8 of the titles chosen are from new voices. 9 of the new 13 strong Booker long list are women and more than half are writers of color. Fellow devoted readers I feel we are in for some divine reading.
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The Nickel Boys

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men."In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress
['The Nickel Boys' author Colson Whitehead to be honored by Library of Congress.'] As do your readers. All of us. Everytime we read your work.
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A Burning

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party, and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely--an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humor--has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary debut.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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@megha.maj A Burning, offering us her debut novel. I was waiting for all 3 of these books. And ravenous for every word written. I was buried in their pages and in awe of the talent laid bare. Books that end too soon.
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The Vanishing Half

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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@wayetu- The Dragons The Giant The Women @britrbennett The Vanishing Half Both of these extraordinary women blessing their devoted readers with follow ups from their unforgettable debut novels.
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The Dragons, the Giant, the Women

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United StatesWhen Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and studying in faraway New York. Before she gets the reunion her father promised her, war breaks out in Liberia. The family is forced to flee their home on foot, walking and hiding for three weeks until they arrive in the village of Lai. Finally, a rebel soldier smuggles them across the border to Sierra Leone, reuniting the family and setting them off on yet another journey, this time to the United States.Spanning this harrowing journey in Moore’s early childhood, her years adjusting to life in Texas as a black woman and an immigrant, and her eventual return to Liberia, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women is a deeply moving story of the search for home in the midst of upheaval. Moore has a novelist’s eye for suspense and emotional depth, and this unforgettable memoir is full of imaginative, lyrical flights and lush prose. In capturing both the hazy magic and the stark realities of what is becoming an increasingly pervasive experience, Moore shines a light on the great political and personal forces that continue to affect many migrants around the world, and calls us all to acknowledge the tenacious power of love and family.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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@wayetu- The Dragons The Giant The Women @britrbennett The Vanishing Half. Both of these extraordinary women blessing their devoted readers with follow ups from their unforgettable debut novels.
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Deacon King Kong

The New York Times bestseller"Cracking...Terrific...Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane." -The New York Times Book Review cover "Hilarious...A rich and vivid multicultural history." -Time MagazineFrom James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, one of the most anticipated novels of the year: a wise and witty tale about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range.The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion.Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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An all consuming read. Oh golly is it good.
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The Glass Hotel

"The Glass Hotel may be the perfect novel for your survival bunker."--Ron Charles, The Washington PostA New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Bustle, Buzzfeed, GoodReads, Houston Chronicle, Writer's Digest, Medium, Washington Independent Review of Books, The Millions, Boston Globe, USA Today, and Women's Day Most Anticipated Book of 2020From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby's glass wall: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients' accounts. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan's wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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I'm so excited to read this that I can barely take the steps to begin for the anticipated gloom when @emilystjohnmandel 's much lauded new book will inevitably end.
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At Home with Amy Sedaris

Comedian Amy Sedaris invites viewers into her home to show off her diverse homemaking skills.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Look @athomewithamysedaris and @amysedaris ! I caught you in the taxi talking on the stoop about your hilarious and must watch new show. Keep talking and I will scream it from the rooftop! @athomewithamysedaris on Tru Tv. Ad they used to say folks, Check your local listings. X, sj
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Love You More

Karen Best has a big life. She's a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, a heart she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at a group home for young adults with Down syndrome located in an old brownstone in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Everyone will love my dear friend @bridgeteverett more, if you aren't already MADLY in love as are so many of us. Spoiler alert, "Put Em Up" gives new meaning to the 11 o'clock number. Call the neighbors, tell your friends and don't forget to vote for it! X, SJ
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Blackbirds

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Drops Friday. Don't talk to me all day Saturday. X, SJ
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Everything Must Change — Nina Simone

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Everything Must Change- Nina Simone Justice..............
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If That's What It Takes

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Who better to occupy and distract during teeth cleaning. Or anytime. Anywhere.
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Atmosphere

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Because so many have asked- music is Atmosphere-Tejal Yann.
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The Way We Were

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Saturday night. Happy. For The Girls. For The Boys. For Everyone. Thanks @kchenoweth Congratulations, it's beautiful. X, SJ
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Trombone Shorty

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What's your favorite solo artist? - Trombone Shorty
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Parliament

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What's your favorite band ? - Parliament.
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Mellow Songs with Female Vocals, a playlist

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Sarah Jessica Parker
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@scottwittman always has the playlist you knew you wanted but couldn't quite identify.
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Freedom! '90 - Remastered

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Freedom! X, SJ
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I Try

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Viva Macy Gray!
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Playing Cards

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The gorgeous wee item is from Brooklyn based designers @fredericksandmae and the clever design team generously include a wee booklet with game history and how-tos.
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Icelandic Provisions Strawberry Lingonberry Skyr Yogurt

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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First there was @icelandicprovisions Skyr (Coconut being my personal favorite, lots of public proclamations of devotion) and now @icelandicprovisions latest addition, Krímí ! Hello breakfast, lunch and late night snack, snacks (say for instance one ate 2 in a row.) Goodbye discipline. Hello pure happiness. X,SJ
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Masterpiece: the Classic Art Auction Game

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What’s your favorite board game? - Masterpiece
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GRAETERS Ice Cream Cookie Dough Chocolate, 16 FZ

It Starts With the Finest Ingredients: Only the highest quality ingredients from across the globe make it into our ice cream. From fresh local dairy, select fruit from the Pacific northwest, to the most gourmet chocolate. Only the best, finest, and freshest!. Formulated & Combined: All ingredients are pasteurized, cooked, and combined in a flavor vat. The rich mixture is ready to be frozen in 2½ gallon batches in a historic process that has been a part of Graeter's ice cream for over a century.. One Batch At A Time: This is what makes us uniquely Graeter's. We use 2½-gallon French Pot Freezers; keeping the same process Louis started making ice cream with centuries ago.. Huge Chocolate Chunks: We call them chips, but lets face it sometimes they're chunks! We pour gourmet chocolate over the now creamy ice cream leaving an incredibly delicious shell of chocolate. Our skilled artisans break this up and mix it into the ice cream, resulting in totally unique and one of a kind chunks of chocolate chip.. Hand Packed: Our ice cream comes out of the French Pot ready to eat. While delicious, it is too thick to pump into pint containers like most ice cream makers. The only solution is an old fashioned one, we roll up our sleeves (put on some gloves) and get to packing. On a typical day we hand pack nearly 20,000 pints, with our fastest packers averaging up to 15 pints a minute. Surprisingly, none has gone on to become professional arm wrestlers.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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@graeters is only way to celebrate the 81st birthday of a born and bred Cincinnatian. Especially in the summer when the offerings include their world famous peach. The best gift of all. Happy birthday Mommy. The Queen City delivered. X, SJ Ps and for all those whose favorite I share, black raspberry chip for the win.