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Grace Notes

Hi! Grace Harper from Mac's Backs here. Welcome to my blog!

I have been working at Mac's Backs since 2000, and am currently facilitator of Mac's Backs book club. We meet monthly to discuss literary fiction and non-fiction. 

I'll be posting on the first of each month with reviews, previews, commentary, poetry, and links to articles on all things bookish.

Enjoy!


 

 

 

GRACE NOTES - MARCH 2021

Happy Women's History Month! There have been so many great books by women released in the past few years that it would break our website to try to list them all. Instead, I'll list some of my favorite fiction, graphic novels, and essays.

Let's start with Anna North's Outlawed. Dystopian. Feminist. Western. Okay, you've just pushed three of my literary buttons.

GRACE NOTES - FEBRUARY 2021

 

In celebration of Black History Month, the focus is on African and African-American writers. If the events of the past year have taught us anything, it is that the voices of people of color have been ignored, and in many instances, willfully suppressed for far too long. A crucial step in combating systemic racism is to not only read and absorb the words of Black writers, but to actively do the work needed to stand up for racial justice.

GRACE NOTES - JANUARY 2021

 

Happy New Year! As we drag our weary souls out of the clustercuss that was 2020, there is much to look forward to. A vaccine (yes!), new leadership in the White House (cautious optimism), and, as always, new books. The cold winter months and the seemingly endless pandemic make hunkering down and reading an appealing and safe prospect. 

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