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  •  My father & aunt & I have been discussing books (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge

    that changed a culture or changed the world. We were having a great deal of trouble finding any from the last 25 years or less. I don't know anything about the Chavez book, from 2002, but I do know that Randy Shilts's
    And the band Played On,
    from 1987 came up in conversation for me at least three times recently so I vote for that one.

    I read it at the time, and we read several chapters of it in a recent journalism class and it's amazing how much has changed since then. I was married in 1985, and the Prof & I virtually had to convince the other students that yes, that is the way it was. Very valuable book.

     I am saving about a half-dozen copies of important books in hardcover for my grandchildren and their peers (who may be home-schooled, not sure yet) so they can have book discussions the old-fashioned way.

    So far I have sets of:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull
    Siddhartha
    1984
    The Other Side of Tomorrow
      (1970s sci-fi that describes today)
    and more that I can't remember without going to look.

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