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Belated Happy Birthday. I don't know how much satisfaction there is to you, these days, in having reached an age which the Ay...
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Interesting news from BookRiot found in my email Female Writers Dominated 2017’s Bestsellers Margaret Atwood, Sarah Perry...
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He was calm and soothing and had a reasonable explanation for everything. No woman should have to put up with that. ‘Well, a...
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"History may well be a series of stories we tell about the past, but the stories are not just any stories. They're not chosen...
January 2018
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reviewed: Mema by Daniel Mengara
This novella was a pleasant surprise. It’s told from the perspective of a boy who grew up in a traditional village society in...
Mema - Daniel Mengara
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January 2018
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reviewed: Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
I have a theory about the genesis of this novel. By the time she wrote her first novel, the beloved The Bean Trees, it’s clea...
Pigs In Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver
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Three women are bound together by fate and their husbands choices made during World War II. The husbands of Marianne von Lin...
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Obviously, people can do whatever they want with their bookshelves, but this seems like an inane and silly interior design tr...
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Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just ...
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This book hit just the right note with me at just the right time. It was one of those rare books that made me want to drop ev...
January 2018
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text: The Best 10 Books I Read in 2017
Somewhat delayed, but better late than never! Here are the best 10 books I read in 2017, with my hope that some of you will l...
January 2018
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reviewed: A Moonless, Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo
This is a short nonfiction work by a Nigerian-American journalist that goes behind the headlines in four conflict areas in Af...
A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa - Alexis Okeowo
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