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Old 06-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #136
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Well, mine wouldn't have met at least one of those criteria.
All I'm trying to say is that it's probably possible to phrase points in a manner that would pass muster! We don't have to shy entirely away from politics (or religion, or sex) if it's germane to a particular book.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:54 PM   #137
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All I'm trying to say is that it's probably possible to phrase points in a manner that would pass muster! We don't have to shy entirely away from politics (or religion, or sex) if it's germane to a particular book.
True, and we managed in the old MR club to discuss The Golden Compass, after all.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:07 PM   #138
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One of today's Kindle daily deals is a novel featuring the Radium Girls: Glow by Megan E. Bryant, for 99 cents.

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When thrift-store aficionado Julie discovers a series of antique paintings with hidden glowing images that are only visible in the dark, she wants to learn more about the artist. In her search, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of the Radium Girls, young women who used radioactive paint to make the world's first glow-in-the-dark products—and ultimately became radioactive themselves. As Julie's obsession with the paintings mounts, truths about the Radium Girls—and her own complicated relationships—are revealed. But will she uncover the truth about the luminous paintings before putting herself and everyone she loves at risk?
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"STARRED REVIEW! Alternating chapters follow Julie's quest and present decades-old love letters written by Lydia, a white radium factory worker, both slowly revealing the horrific story of young women who were exposed to radioactive paints. With this interleaved technique, Bryant brilliantly lures readers into an engaging mystery, a page-turner that begins beneath layers revealed in both paintings and chapters. A riveting story of ambitious and self-sufficient women, both in the present and past." —Kirkus Reviews starred review

"This fictionalized take on the Radium Girls is by turns suspenseful, macabre, and, at points, quite gory. Bryant doesn’t shy away from the true horrors that befell these women . . . . An eye-opening window into a troubling moment in history." —Booklist

"STARRED REVIEW! As each girl tells their story, the true events and stories of the real radium girls are brought to light. Bryant’s novel will surely spur readers to learn more about this dark part of history." —School Library Journal
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:56 PM   #139
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Dang. Missed it.

Ha! Found it at the library, though.
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