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    Stories from Suffragette City

    The 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted American women the right to vote, this Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. In 1848, the movement for women’s rights launched on a national level with the Seneca Falls Convention; it took almost a century of protest for women to be given the right to vote. Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on October 23, 1915 in New York City as thousands of women marched demanding the right to vote. The stories cover both rich and poor women, young and old. As I read each of their stories I found myself pulled into what…

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    A Man Called Ove

    One of the best books that I read this year is “A Man Called Ove.”  It was the first book I’ve read by Fredrik Backman. In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the book. I was quickly sucked into the story and could hardly stop listening. Ove reminded me of my father in so many ways; a crotchety old man who secretly loves people and enjoys helping them. The story made me laugh out loud numerous times. I found the story to be a heart warming story of neighbors and how they can become our family. I’m looking forward to reading other books by this author.