Tale of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation Edited by John Freeman Penguin; Sept 2017 252 pp; $17 Buy: paperback | eBook Reviewed by Anne Kniggendorf In his collection of 36 essays, poems, and stories entitled Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided
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He’s not even arguing that Buddhism is true.
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If Marcel Marceau as a performer and a French man was cheeky, brilliant, and impossible, it seems no accident the title of Wen's book-length essay is what it is.
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Who says a good beach read can’t also be a book that packs some punch? Here are four of this summer’s best.
Indeed, the theme of moving on—but not necessarily past—tragedy is her central message here.
Food choices, she argues, are not just an animal rights question, but one embodying environmental, labor, and fair trade concerns.