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Book Review: Love in the Time of Cholera

In a town along the Caribbean, during a time when the Cholera epidemic had not yet fully abated, Florentino Ariza, a simple young man who works in the post office, and Fermina Daza, the daughter of a suspiciously wealthy man, fall in forbidden love. 68 more words

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Heretaunga Pat Baker's — Behind the tattooed face

This is a daunting tale of Maori settlers along New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in the late 1700s. As the population expands, the need for more resources and the tribe’s ability to fight against neighbouring tribes is paramount. 18 more words

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Quotesy Daisies!

Behold! Here’s one of those I’m-too-lazy-to-write-a-blog-so-I’ll-just-copy-and-paste-a-bunch-of-quotes posts. (Panting from writing that thing alone.) These aren’t all of my favorite quotes, but they reflect the myriad of thoughts and emotions I have been through lately. 477 more words

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Yangsze Choo's — The Ghost Bride

Because Li’s father has lost his fortune in Malaysia, he reluctantly asks his daughter to become a ghost bride to a rich family whose son has recently died. 37 more words

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Janice P. Nimura's — Daughters of the Samurai

Five Japanese girls were sent by their government to the U.S.A. in 1871 to learn Western ways. While they were raised traditionally at home, they grew up as typical schoolgirls in their new country. 72 more words

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How Books Saved Me

Some of the most delicious morsels we consume are not the meals we partake of but rather the nourishment of words which speak to our souls. 1,061 more words

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Anosh Irani's — The Parcel

This is the story of how Madhu, a hijra, survives in Mumbai’s notorious red-light district. Madhu is too old for prostitution, so begs on the street until called for a special job when the parcel arrives. 24 more words

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