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September 3, 2023
The Bluest Eye
By Toni Morrison
Reviewed by Drew Gallagher
In my previous life as a book reviewer for The Free Lance-Star, the Book Page rarely reviewed books more than year old. On the rare occasions when my editors would relent to my pleas, it would be a book of local relevance or one that was particularly timely, like Albert Camus’ The Plague during Covid.
The Fredericksburg Advance still aims to review recent titles, but is also offering an opportunity to review books of local and timely relevance such as any of the titles that have been banned from Spotsylvania County schools.
And that brings us The Bluest Eye.
How Sweet It Is: Defending the American Dream
By Winsome Earle-Sears
Reviewed by: Daniel Cortez
Independent voters jaded over actions on both sides of the aisle should find Jamaican born Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears’ life experiences not just remarkable, but politically contentious.
Using a religious simile stating she wanted to “do a Moses” in her first run for office, defeating a 20-year Democratic incumbent, perhaps summarizes her life. Theological beliefs notwithstanding, Sears can be called a Christian nationalist in the tradition of the Founding Fathers, and to her such a label is a badge of honor.
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