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Anastasia Hobbet

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Early endorsements and reviews for
Small Kingdoms, published January 15, 2010, by The Permanent Press

“A gripping book, written with clarity, grace, and insight…a great achievement.”

—Hilary Mantel,
winner, 2009 Man Booker Prize

Chosen for inclusion in January's NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER column, 'New Books that Transport Us'

“Hobbet’s second novel, set in Kuwait between the two Gulf wars, beautifully evokes both character and place.... Hobbet vividly renders both the stark landscape of the Middle East and its class disparity....An eloquent, haunting, and enlightening novel.”

—Booklist, starred review

“compelling…an immersive, authentic novel about Middle East life.”

—Publisher's Weekly

“A story of tangled East-West relations…Hobbet employs
...more

I have two new op-ed pieces at The Huffington Post, inspired by the uprising--the revolution--in Egypt, where I have a number of friends and literary contacts.

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Average rating: 3.84 · 155 ratings · 61 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Small Kingdoms

3.82 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Pleasure of Believing

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Actually, that's easy. Any review of Longbourn should feature this warning right at the top: If you are an Austen purist, this book will give you a stroke and a heart attack and possibly cancer.

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message 1: by Cinda

Cinda MacKinnon Hi Staci -

I mentioned Small Kingdoms in my recent blog "Books I Have Known and Loved" (The URL for my website is: http://cindamackinnon.wordpress.com). It was reposted here on my Goodreads author site.
Cinda


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