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Saving Our Own Lives (2022, Haymarket Books) 4 stars

Saving Our Own Lives

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Harm Reduction is one of the most important interventions of the 20th century, and yet a compilation of its critical stories and voices was, until now, seemingly nowhere to be found. Saving Our Own Lives, an anthology of essays from long-time organizer Shira Hassan, fills this gap by telling the …

A Man Called Ove (Paperback, 2015, Sceptre) 5 stars

A Man Called Ove

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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch …