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Lauren Redniss and Maisy Card

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Lauren Redniss
Artwork from the book OAK FLAT

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This time on the Book Club, Lauren Redniss’s Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West. This graphic nonfiction tells the story of three generations of an Apache family trying to preserve their sacred land from a multinational mining company. Simple drawings on gorgeous thick paper are the backdrop for straight prose, poetry, and all sorts of writing. Author Lauren Redniss is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and is a National Book Award finalist. The battle over the land is working its way through the courts even now.
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Maisy Card’s These Ghosts Are Family was shortlisted for The Center For Fiction's First Novel Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award. In the novel, a man reveals a secret he’s kept for decades that throws all the branches of his family—from Jamaica to Harlem and beyond—into a tailspin.
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