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Kelly Hydrick
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Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Kelly earned her master’s degree in comparative history from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she studied camp followers, the women who followed early modern armies. She enjoys reading, especially works in translation and more obscure authors, writing poetry and short stories, and creating art, much of which is inspired by what she reads. She recently started an MS in Library Science and hopes to investigate the potential for the use of archives and digital humanities in dealing with anthropogenic climate change. Currently, Kelly lives in Massachusetts where she occasionally writes for a local bookstore blog, rootandpress.com.

Books reviewed by Kelly Hydrick

In the Valley (08/19/20)
Almond (07/15/20)
Man of My Time (04/22/20)

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    by Richard Powers
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Honor
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Set in India, a tender and evocative novel about love across a cultural divide, familial devotion and betrayal.
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