In my efforts to read the New York Times top 10 books of 2020 before April 1, I’ve been using a combination of ways to acquire those books, some of them were purchased on Amazon courtesy of a gift card I received for the holidays, but I’ve also placed holds on all of them through my local library. As you can imagine, if they were rated New York Times top 10, there is a bit of a queue for some of the books. The result has been a steady pace of acquiring the books, moving them to the top of my to-read pile, as there is a clock ticking for them, and banging them out before I move on to those that I’ve read. You may believe, at this point, that I’ve digressed from the point of this particular blog post, which is library practices during quarantine, but I have a point.
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Homeland Elegies was certainly a thinker. Through a series of personal essays, the author Ayad Akhtar, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, provides a striking meditation on what it is to be American and how we got to this place.