This beautiful, haunting novel is a retelling of Charles Dickens David Copperfield placing it in the modern day Appalachian Mountains in Virginia instead of city life in Victorian England. It shows that the effects of grinding poverty, especially on the young has not improved enough in the past century and a half.
“Shelley” comes from a despised branch of the extended family tree in China; full of optimism he heads to America to live with his fabulously wealthy uncle in San Francisco. He quickly discovers things are not as he thought. He faces new troubles and old trouble in the name of his cousin Deng follow him.
Elizabeth Holmes wanted to be rich. She dropped out of Stanford when she thought she had the idea to achieve her goal. She started a company called Theranos that planned, then promised to perform a myriad of blood tests on just a drop of blood. Her mismanagement and lies landed her in prison.
Four generations of women work at or against the traditional Supper Club in northern Minnesota. They and their families face challenges, hardships and loss in their lives.
A humorous yet serious reimagining of the beginning of the women’s liberation movement
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