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Book Notes from Liz

wife, mother, sister, book-loving, globally aware life-long learner, independent thinker, recently retired librarian ready to start a new chapter of life

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Lila: A Novel
Marilynne Robinson
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Nicholas and Alexandra
Robert K. Massie
Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader
Ruth Toor
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo Disturbingly powerful. The author describes an India I know exists. It is an India I would like to think will change yet I am left at the end feeling less hopeful than I want to be. As someone who has observed and written about poverty in her native land I would like to think Boo can't fully understand this rapidly emerging economic force in today's global market, but her concluding notes are convincing. Can there be hope in this Mumbi undercity as the subtitle suggests?