Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

8/10 As I approached the half-way mark of this novel I was already drafting my review… This book is magical. It would say. This is one of the best novels I’ve read all year. And while this is all true, I will be upfront and qualify these statements and say that the last half drags …

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Black Drink: A Native American Tea

6/10 This book is actually a collection of academic essays about a Native American tea (often called ‘Black Drink’ for its distinctive dark color), edited by Charles M. Hudson. I picked this book up at a national park on a recent vacation, and was lucky to have it on a long plane ride home. That …