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11:57 pm: wednesday reading
Just finished Elisabeth Sanxay Holding's The Blank Wall, based on this review by [personal profile] skygiants, which tells you everything you need to decide whether you want to read this book. I will add that I was disappointed in the plot-resolution device, but it was entirely worth it for the vivid, precise depictions of the racism and sexism that constrained the protagonist and her housekeeper. I got it through Interlibrary Loan, in a double with The Innocent Mrs Duff, and hoped to read that too, but I had to return it in order to read

The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes, for book group. I was tempted when everyone else was reading it because everyone else said it was really well-written, but turned off because everyone else said it was really horrific. Both those things turned out to be true.

Next up, Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for my other book group.

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