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Bilgewater by Jane Gardam

I was adrift without a book to read on election day and after, having finished up reading a novel for Kirkus, and picked up Jane Gardam… 379 more words

Frantumaglia & The Beach at Night - November Books of the Month

This November is marked by the publication of two new Elena Ferrante books. Frantumaglia and The Beach at Night will be available to readers just over a year after… 1,038 more words

Eva Sleeps (Melandri)

In addition to my need for one of those opening screens that provide background information before movies, I was also not pleased by Melandri’s use of that age-old trite trick of introducing a character without naming him and then casually revealing who the character really is. 76 more words

Fiction

Review: 33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara

My Review:
I first became interested in the tumultuous history of the small island of Cuba when I took a Caribbean politics course in college.  It fascinated me that an island which is so geographically close to the United States could be so very different in its political system.  551 more words

Novella

BOOK REVIEW | The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | Book Two of the Neapolitan Novels

4.5/5 stars

From the publisher:
The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. 308 more words

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BOOK REVIEW | My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante | Book Two of the Neapolitan Novels

4.5/5 stars

From the publisher:
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. 446 more words

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