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Book Recommendations For the Spring Break Mood

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Spring is on everyone’s mind, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than read a good book outside. Below are some selections that will put you in a dreamy and reflective mood to welcome the coming season. 

“Days of Distraction” by Alexandra Chang 

When her longtime white boyfriend decides to go to a graduate school across the country, a young Chinese-American woman has to decide if she wants to leave everything she knows for a relationship that she has misgivings about. 

“Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life” by Lulu Miller 

Part fable, part biography, part memoir, this quirky book will take you on a journey you could have never predicted as you learn of a man whose life’s work was demolished during an earthquake and is then determined to rebuild from scratch, with some very questionable ideas in mind. 

“Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and in this nonfiction book that reads like poetry, she inquires on mankind’s relationship to plants and how we can one day connect to nature again.  

“Spring” by Ali Smith 

This third installment in Smith’s Seasonal Quartet series features an elderly man grieving the death of a friend and a young woman who meets and travels with a woman in hopes of a better life. 

Ariel Parker

Contributing Writer