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You Can Say That Again

Writers are often taught to avoid repetition. Redundancy, it is said, is something that tends to turn off the reader. Many argue that repetition matters most often when it comes to the fluidity of a piece, claiming that repeating certain words and phrases leads to writing that is jerky and hard to follow. 1,009 more words

Matters Of Craft

Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic

I found this paperback at the Little Free Library by my parents’ house. I loved it instantly and read the whole thing in about a day.   690 more words

Buchrezension: Wovon wir träumten von Julie Otsuka

»Auf dem Schiff waren die meisten von uns Jungfrauen.« So beginnt die berührende Geschichte einer Gruppe junger Frauen, die Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts als picture brides von Japan nach Kalifornien reisen, um japanische Einwanderer zu heiraten.

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