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reviewed: The Sacred Willow by Duong Van Mai Elliott
This book would make fantastic supplemental reading for a course on Vietnamese history. The author chronicles more than a hun...
The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family - Duong Van Mai Elliott
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Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
May 2017
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reviewed: Nor Any Country by Garth St. Omer
This novella is only 96 pages long, plus a laudatory 20-page essay about the work by one Jeremy Poynting. (I was puzzled by h...
Nor Any Country - Garth St Omer
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reviewed: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
A graphic-novel-style memoir about the author's childhood during the Iranian Revolution, this book seems written largely to e...
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris
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So . . . enough of this series, then. Book two's long, boring segments turned out to be setup for more long, boring segments....
reviewed: The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst
Based on the protagonist’s sharing the author’s full name, and the little information about Verhulst available in English, th...
The Misfortunates - Dimitri Verhulst, David Colmer
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reviewed: Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana
This is a collection of eight short stories about the lives of three sisters as girls and young women growing up in Uganda. I...
Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe - Doreen Baingana
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This is the kind of book that Fantasy fans who don't read YA will claim is YA, because the protagonist is the right age and i...
reviewed: The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
Read through page 332, which is only about a third of the way through this extremely long book, and simply didn't feel any ur...
The Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye
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