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This is slightly difficult to read at first. Roy's style is like jazz. Her story is told in fragmented thoughts, like a puzzle without a reference picture. The further you read, the more each cluster of thoughts makes sense, forming a beautiful picture of tragedy, loss of innocence, and the complications of India's caste system.

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The God of Small Things

Books | Arundhati Roy

Every woman should read this book. It's a beautiful tale about womanhood and sisterhood in a world ruled by the heavy hands of men.

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The Red Tent

Books | Anita Diamant

Miller's reimagination of Achilles and his relationship with Patroclus is so beautiful. I cried and thought about the beauty of the devotion and love she portrayed for many days after I finished this book. Centering the story from Patroclus' point of view gives humanity to a story about a revered demi-god.

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The Song of Achilles

Books | Madeline Miller

Ramos captures the uniquely delicate experience of Filipina immigrants trying to thrive amongst their ultra-rich employers. As a Filipina myself, I saw my own family members reflected in Ramos' characters. Her portrayal of well-meaning white liberals with their grey ethics and morality is handled well. She doesn't make anyone villainous in order to punctuate the emotionality of the story.

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The Farm

Books | Joanne Ramos

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