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June 2018
reviewed: Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas
I enjoyed this book – it’s an entertaining memoir-in-essays by an Iranian-American author about her life, family, and navigat...
Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad - Firoozeh Dumas
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June 2018
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June 2018
reviewed: Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
“Why should I feel sorry for her when she doesn’t feel sorry for me? It could be the family motto, this question, something t...
Evening Is the Whole Day - Preeta Samarasan
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All those sayings that we use, unknowingly quoting the Bard!
reviewed: Irresistible by Adam Alter
This is a pop psych book that has its problems but still has interesting information to offer in an accessible package. I wou...
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked - Adam Alter
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reviewed: Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen
I’ll begin with a disclaimer: this isn’t my type of book, though from its marketing I thought it might be. First, because whi...
Wake of Vultures - Lila Bowen
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reviewed: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
This is a well-written, engaging classic with complex characters and psychological insight, though a depressingly predictable...
The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Hardwick
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June 2018
reviewed: Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
This is a raw and eye-opening book, though it’s as much manifesto as it is memoir; it’s partly about the author’s life, with ...
Lakota Woman - Richard Erdoes, Mary Crow Dog
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June 2018
reviewed: The Good Life Elsewhere by Vladimir Lorchenkov
An absurdist, darkly humorous story about impoverished villagers trying to escape Moldova to go work in Italy. This isn’t as ...
The Good Life Elsewhere - Ross Ufberg, Vladimir Lorchenkov
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