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Geraldine Brooks' — People of the Book

Hanna is a rare book expert whose job is to analyse and conserve a rare fifteenth century Hebrew manuscript. The book is saved despite the destruction of libraries in Sarajevo. 48 more words

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Writers as Readers Part Two: Reading Actively

When I wrote the post “Writers as Readers” a few months ago, I wasn’t planning on adding a second part – but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I think it needs one. 439 more words


Solstice report

All is well under the sun! The events at Western Edge in Medora, at Books on Broadway in Williston, and Main Street Books in Minot prove the voracity of North Dakota readers (including visitors to the state). 89 more words

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Naguib Mahfouz’s — Palace Walk

This is a glimpse into the life of a Muslim family living in Cairo during the early 1900s. While Al-Sayyid’s authoritarian rule over his family makes us aware of the restrictions placed on women, there is also humour within the dynamics of the family. 22 more words

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Shyam Selvadurai's — Funny Boy

Arjie is a young Tamil boy unsure of his identity in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. When racial riots break out in 1983 with the burning and killing of Tamils and their property, Arjie’s life is in danger. 30 more words

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Eric Hoffer Review

Eric Hoffer Awards stormed the meaning of Listener in the Snow with its review published in US Review of Books, June 1, 2017. The legacy award states: 185 more words

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Rabindranath Tagore's The Wreck

Although Ramesh is in love with Hemnalini, he is forced into an arranged marriage. Returning from his wedding, a storm sinks the boats the wedding party travels in. 112 more words

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