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The Good Reads

“The Sacrifice,” by Joyce Carol Oates is a ficitional retelling of the Brawley story, set in the invented Red Rock neighborhood of Pascayne, NJ. A young adult novel, Hate List, is a novel about Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, who opened fire on their school cafeteria.  Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Lily Wilder, a young Manhattan lawyer, is having serious doubts about…

The Good Reads

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel takes on a number of investing strategies, axioms, truisms, and superstitions. The central premise of Malkiel’s book is that low-cost index funds will serve the individual investor better than any other strategy for choosing stocks. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is about one night, Starr goes to a party in Garden Heights and she meets her childhood best friend, Khalil. When he drives her home after the party, they are stopped by a policeman. Khalil is forced to get out of the car and the police officer shoots…