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Reading Roundup: November 2018

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey Writing a book from the point of view of a protagonist with dementia could be a brilliant idea, especially if you are creating a mystery or a thriller and want the reader to have trouble sorting out the clues. This conceit mostly works in this novel, but sometimes the opacity of the narrator's mind just made things frustrating. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates I have a hard time figuring out how to review this book; it is certainly a great book, and one that everyone should read. It is not, however, a comfortable, fun, or easy book. In a way, I'm not the target audience. However, at the same time I am, because I know nothing about the experiences Coates describes, and it is vital that I learn. I'm grateful I read this so I can, hopefully, have a little more humility and understanding. Dendo: One Year and One Half in Japan by Brittany Long Olsen  I bought this book several years ago, but never sat and read it all t