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Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
David Nickle
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (New Edition)
Derek Bok
Dissident Gardens
Jonathan Lethem
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Kim Newman
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
Complete Novels
Dashiell Hammett, Steven Marcus

The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab

The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab - Ka Vang A smart, thoughtful essay both political and personal. Using accounts from her friends, and her own experiences, Ka Vang crafts with lovely images and lucid analysis a call for shifts in gender dynamics--to bend traditions toward equality--in Hmong-American culture.

I'll admit that Ka is a friend, but there's no log-rolling here: it's of a piece with her amazing work as a playwright and fiction writer. I'm thankful to the Minnesota Historical Society for putting out these accessible, affordable essays--I look forward to exploring more of their offerings.