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Linda Hilton

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The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making
Jared Yates Sexton
Progress: 13 %
Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding
Steven K. Green
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Significant Others
Sandra Kitt
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
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The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
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All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 31%.

The Conjurer (Martha Beale Mysteries) - Cordelia Frances Biddle

I don't think I'm liking this book.


Except for the annoying present tense, it's quite Dickensian, but without the original Victorian acerbity.  Dickens was preaching to people who didn't know any better and who were contemporaneous with the events he depicted.  Biddle, on the other hand, offers a critique of a city and way of life that are safely in the past.  The taint cannot possibly reach all the way from 1842 to . . . . today.  Thank goodness.