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March 2022 Books

  The Hemingway Stories by Ernest Hemingway is a collection of Hemingway's stories that are approachable, entertaining, and relatable than I expected. Hemingway often tackles topics I find hard to read about and doesn't shy away from violence and cruelty. As is usual with collections, some stories were easier reads than others. All the stories speak to the time in which Hemingway lived and often use language that feels a bit cringeworthy. Sometimes its important to understand where we came from to understand where we are. Overall, I would recommend this collection of short stories. The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright feels like a simple story but holds an undercurrent of complexity. My parents bought this book for me as as gift when they vacationed in Branson, Missouri several years ago. I had shifted it around in my to-be-read pile for several years. When it made its way to the top this time, I finally decided to read it. I wasn't very excited about starting