From Off the Shelf

Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

When I read history, I usually prefer biographies to historical fiction.  Sometimes the fiction is so fictional I wonder why it is called historical.  Not so with “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd.  The only parts of this story that are fictional are the imagined conversations and friendships with the enslaved people. “The Indigo Girl” …

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Moment of Lift: Empowering Women

I recently read the very good book by Melinda Gates called “The Moment of Lift:  How Empowering Women Changes the World.”  I am an admirer of Bill and Melinda Gates because they worked hard with a new idea (Microsoft).  While they made a fortune from it, they have worked just as hard at giving it …

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