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Best Books of 2023

I’ve read about 40 books this year (so far) so it’s really hard picking just three! But these books were tops in how they satisfied my thirst for new stories, fresh voices, and thought-provoking tales.

Man and woman till the soil

Gardeners in Arms: Community Gardens Bring History to Climate Action

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the community garden at Cleveland Park. It started as a Victory Garden in another time of unpredictable supply chains when lethal threats from America’s enemies prompted people to grow vegetables for self-sufficiency.

Conversation time capsule

When my father would have turned 95, I received a surprise email from StoryCorps. It said my interview with him was now in their online archive.