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Mon, Apr 27th - 7:30pm

Featuring Ann Jealous and Caroline Haskell, with Bettina Aptheker and Deb Busman

By beginning a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion, Combined Destinies invites readers to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created. Editors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell, both experienced psychotherapists skilled at facilitating dialogue about racial issues, are cognizant of the challenges that even the thought of such conversations often presents. Their book is based on the premise that for positive and lasting change to occur, hearts as well as minds must be opened.

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Bookshop Santa Cruz staff recommendation:

If you like language and thrillers and haven't read Lexicon yet, I'm stoked for you because it means you get to read it for the first time! It takes place in two timelines—one at a school for young people trained as "poets" to manipulate others through subtle spoken words, and one after a remote desert city has become a bloodbath. You won't foresee the incredible final twist. 

Reviewed by: Andrea
ISBN: 9780143125426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2014


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