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The Fixer
Bernard Malamud, Jonathan Safran Foer
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John Steinbeck

Lucky: A Memoir

Lucky: A Memoir - Alice Sebold 4.5 stars. i'm glad to see that in the years since the author's rape (and the rapes of others that aren't detailed but are mentioned) that a lot has changed in advocacy. i'm disappointed to see that in those years rape hasn't become less of a problem, that court hasn't become less about revictimization and more about justice, that we don't ask fewer questions about dress and consumption of substances and flirting and resistance and what time she went over to his house and her sexual history, that we haven't really improved or changed assumptions of race when it comes to rape, etc."...I live in a world where the two truths coexist; where both hell and hope lie in the palm of my hand."