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Job Title: National Book Operations Manager
Favorite book when I was a child: Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Socks by Beverly Cleary
My top five authors: Margaret Atwood, Charlotte McConaghy, C.S. Lewis, Anne Lamott, and Erik Larson
Book I’ve faked reading: I don't think I've ever had to do this.
Book I am an evangelist for: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Book you’ve bought for the cover: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
Book that changed my life: Call of the Wild by Jack London
Book I most want to read again for the first time: Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Book I’d take with me to a desert island: Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Favorite quote: “The best teacher is experienced and not through someone's distorted point of view"  On The Road, Jack Kerouac
Song or artist that you are always listening to: John Prine, U2, Indigo Girls, I always have music playing.
Best way to spend a weekend: Outdoors
Your go-to pick for movie night: 2001:  A Space Odyssey, Pete’s Dragon (the original), Bridget Jones Diary.
Favorite vacation destination: Anything with mountains, lakes, or an ocean.
Window or Aisle: Either, just not the middle seat!
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: The Handmaids’ Tale

Cathy's Recent Reviews

Based on a real reform school in Florida that was in operation for over 100 years, Colson Whitehead has written an engaging story about race in the 1960’s Jim Crow south. Ellwood and Turner are two boys who become friends when they end up at the reform school and who approach life very differently, one trying to live up to the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr and the other who has learned to preserve his life any way he can. The story weaves through how they learned to survive at the reform school and then many years later in adulthood still living with the aftermath of their treatment at the school. This story will stick with you long after you’re done.
Daisy Jones and the Six cover image Daisy Jones & the Six defined the 70’s rock scene! What, you haven’t heard of them? Written about a fictional band from the 1970’s and in an interview format that makes it hard to put down. If you love reading music biographies, give this a try.

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