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Helium Scribe’s March 2021 Book of the Month

Good Citizens Need Not Fear – Maria Reva “Many people claim they like certainty, but I do not believe this is true—it is uncertainty that gives freedom of mind.” Maria Reva’s debut novel is a collection of interrelated short stories set in the years leading up to and the years following the collapse of the...

Helium Scribe's February 2021 Book of the Month

Helium Scribe’s February 2021 Book of the Month

I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You — David Chariandy “Being named, he found his own voice. Being sighted, he learned, nevertheless, to see.” Prompted by familial brushes with racial bigotry and tumultuous political circumstances, David Chariandy ponders how to discuss race and racial discrimination with his growing daughter in a heart-breaking, yet lovely and loving...

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Helium Scribe’s January 2021 Book of the Month

Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents – Mark Sakamoto “But I realized now that forgiveness is not a transaction. It is not an exchange. Forgiveness has nothing to do with the past.” The age-old adage “forgive and forget” means different things to different people. Some argue that we must never forget. However, most agree that...