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November 2021 - What are we reading?

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I recently finished reading What's Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh. I enjoyed this book right from the start, from the very first paragraph even. It just felt very readable. Lately, it seems I have needed to give most books 20-30 pages before I warmed up to them, so this one was nice in that respect. It is the story of a young woman who, at age 18, was abducted from her family farm. When she was found some days later dumped, dirty and injured, by the side of a road, the authorities did not believe her story. This was because she had openly expressed the desire to leave home before her extremely religious parents forced her into a loveless marriage. She was wanting to go to college instead, which was not acceptable to her parents.

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