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These poems, written in prose blocks, capture memories of growing up in the Inland Empire in California. Through looking back, as if through prisms, the speaker of these poems remembers pivotal experiences that occurred during her journey from child to adult. She searches for love, looking deeply into religion, marriage, romantic relationships, and friendships, and faces both barrenness and abundance, darkness and light, winter and summer, trauma and love. The speaker comes to find her identity through the symbol of the lemon tree, which ultimately becomes her personal tree of life.
— Shanti Arts
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Thomas’s intimate writing style and the novel’s first-person perspective taps fully into Starr’s shock, pain, and outrage during the shooting and its aftermath. As a result, The Hate U Give allows some readers to see the complexity of their lives mirrored in literature; for others who may be removed from Starr’s experience or haven’t lived through similar tragedies, it can help generate deeper understanding.
— The Atlantic
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A self-help book dressed in casual clothes, lessons for living a better life told through relatable personal essays from the woman who set out to, in the course of a year, make her own better… There’s an uncanny familiarity to the journey Rhimes goes on… Never do you feel preached at while reading Rhimes’s book. This woman of huge fame and fortune is speaking directly to you, and she’s doing it with familiarity, humor, and earned wisdom…Year of Yes is an awakening as much as it is a reckoning. Recognize the power of what you’ve been doing. Do more of it.
— Daily Beast
Body Full of Stars is one woman’s story—dark and tender, honest and corporeal— that reveals deeper truths about how disconnected many modern women are from their bodies. It is her “postpartum awakening.” It is also a joyful and tenderhearted celebration of the greatest story of all time: mothers and daughters, partners and co-parents, and the feminine power surging beneath it all.
— Counterpoint Press