DeDe's Weekly Downloads: List 5

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Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance by Jessamyn Stanley (Essays)

These raw and personal essays move beyond the poses of yoga into the “yoga of everyday”—taking the lessons into our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood (Fiction)

The main character in this hard but heartwarming novel doesn’t have extravagant dreams for herself or her daughter. She just wants to be able to stay in their beloved Lake Superior community. But an unearned eviction starts them down a scary, rocky road.

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner (Memoir)

The indie-rock musician (AKA Japanese Breakfast) travels the terrain of complicated mother-daughter relationships, identity, food, loss, grief and love. 

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Romantic Comedy)

Chloe is trying to step out of her comfort zone despite chronic illness, while Red has run from the world after an abusive relationship. The trust issues are abundant—but so is the humor and heart in this first of the Brown Sisters series.

Guncle by Steven Rowley (Fiction)

Mame-inspired humor highlights the story of a reclusive actor asked to take in his niece and nephew temporarily, following their mother’s death. It’s a feel-good story with both over the top moments and deeply felt discussions of grief.

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres by Kalefa Sanneh (History)

Critic, writer and passionate music enthusiast Sanneh delves into the histories of rock, R&B, country, punk, hip-hop and more in this lively read. 

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Fiction)

An indie bookstore, the ghost of an annoying customer, and 2020 in Minneapolis—Erdrich brings heart and a good dose of humor to the nightmare that was 2020. 

Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top by Vallery Lomas (Cookbook)

After winning The Great American Baking Show, and then learning about the show’s cancellation after its premiere, this lawyer-turned-baker “made lemon curd out of lemons” by writing an inspiring cookbook.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Fantasy)

In this fun and funny read, a by-the-book caseworker investigates an anything-but-normal orphanage in a world where magical children without family end up in carefully monitored institutions.

Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke (Graphic Memoir)

This illustrated sociological study of the concept of loneliness is interspersed with Radtke’s memories of moments of isolation. She explores causes of isolation, how it affects us, and how we can help combat its devastating consequences.

Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (Biography)

Expanding on their podcast of the same name, the former President and the rock-and-roll legend deliver a book that includes their podcast conversations as well as photographs and fascinating archival material.