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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
3.78
His masterpiece, The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (ISBN 0-201-15576-1), published in 1951, put him on the short list of great Indian English wri ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
 
A Mountain of Crumbs
3.71
Published by Star Tribune, review written by: Laurie Hertzel

"Even if Elena Gorokhova weren't such a gorgeous writer, her memoir, "A Mountain of Crumbs
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Jan 17, 2010
 
Poland Under Black Light
4.33


from Amazon.com
Anderman is one of Poland's most prominent "post-war" writers (i.e., writing after the imposition of martial law in December 1981). His
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
3.72
Sounds unfun (Victorian, English), yet somewhat good (female protaganist, good writing, critical of Victorian social structures). So, we'll see..

And i
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Mar 17, 2009
 
At the Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities
4.30
from Wikipedia:

Améry's efforts to preserve the memory of the Holocaust focused on the terror and horror of the events in a phenomenological and philos
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Mar 16, 2009
 
The Septembers of Shiraz
3.77
Wow, highly recommend this.

Great works resemble diamonds (one of the main characters is a jeweler) - when opened, they sparkle with intact brilliance
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Jun 26, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
 
House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
4.19
Gasp - he wrote 'Constantine's Sword'! Oh my goodness, that puts this book in a certain very specific place in my psyche.

I'm sure I'm not the only on
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Apr 15, 2009
 
The Granta Book of India
3.95
Blood - Urvashi Butalia (1997): India & Pak, a family torn by the Partition; very moving.

My Father's Raj - Mark Tully (1997); on the English psych
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Mar 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
The Gods Will Have Blood (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
3.66
Interesting.
The French Revolution is one of those things I know that I know insufficiently about. Liberty, Fraternity, etc.. and lots of bloodshed. T
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, #1)
4.13
This.. this ... --- This is the guy that Frank was all hung up on in 'Little Miss Sunshine'!! I'd been vaguely (or less than that) (hardly at all, rea ...more
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Mar 19, 2009
 
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
3.43
Sounds very interesting. I've travelled, not for that long, and usually with people, and was very content during the short time I was traveling alone; ...more
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Mar 16, 2009
 
मधुशाला
4.39
Will read the english translation portion sooner, hopefully eventually all of it in its original language!
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Jun 20, 2009
 
Franz Kafka's The Castle (Dramatization)
4.03
The questions brought up by this book (according to a GR review) about how we construct reality and how we deal with the reality-constructs of others ...more
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Apr 20, 2009
 
Macbeth
3.86
My daughter's English class' next book assignment. So, early preparation is key! I approach Shakespeare with trepidation. But this is kind of the most ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook)
3.74

from wikipedia:

Ahmed Ali
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi) was
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Jan 17, 2009
 
Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi
3.92
From Wikipedia:

Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer. She was born on 21 January 1943, at Alabol, a remote village in the Balikuda area of Cut
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Jan 17, 2009
 
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories
3.58
This book is three complete contents, perfectly interspersed. One: a loving immersion into Persian literature from ancient to modern days, as well as ...more
May 30, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
 
Daughter of Fortune
3.87
According to me, this book should have been called:

"A report on the history of California, as engineered by the Gold Rush, told particularly through t
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Sep 21, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
 
Descent into Chaos: The United States & the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan & Central Asia
3.92
Great review by Dalrymple here: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22274

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This is a magnificent work of enormous importance, laying bare the multitudes
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Apr 25, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
The Gathering
3.00
Must read right away!! And the rest of hers! And the other Irish Book Awards winners!! Now!

My definition of Irish (in place of anything to do with Cat
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Jul 14, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Sacred Games
3.93
Seems like potentially the perfect antidote to my current conundrum of hard-to-read Great Literature ala my daughter's class, and tedious Mom-sourced ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Jan 17, 2009
 
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers
3.84
This collection of short stories is massive and fascinating; succeeding in its goal (in my opinion) of presenting life at the edge of multiple culture ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #1)
3.76
Sounds interesting, and the sex industry is one of those things optimally to know about (and talk about) or not talk about (if ignorant). Since the we ...more
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Mar 19, 2009
 
The Silent Change: Recovered Businesses In Argentina
3.00
Just watched 'the Take,' awesome work on a really exciting set of happenings: the rebuilding of Argentina by the workers via 'recovered' factories, af ...more
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Aug 18, 2009
 
Steppenwolf
4.08
I read this in college, and am really interested in reading it again (and kept my copy, so all's good) because of my since-then-still conclusion from ...more
Apr 1983
Apr 17, 2009
 
Cracking India
3.81
Almost was thinking to read this now, because I just watched Aamir Khan in 'Earth' again today, an excellent telling of these events. But.. the tone d ...more
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Sep 27, 2009
 
Forever
3.92
Umm, very potentially fun - or not. Very curious! I think this is the first book that I've become aware of that apparently contains knowledgeable, res ...more
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Mar 17, 2009
 
Ruins
3.57
Sounds fascinating! I've always been relatively disconcerted by my ignorance of Cuba, with both its close (and highly negative) relationship to the US ...more
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Sep 10, 2009
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.88
Sounds generally too 'wild-and-crazy' for me (when I first saw that skit, at 15 or so, I didn't get it at all. Looking at it without the benefit of th ...more
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Mar 23, 2009
 
Miramar
3.81
For my daughter's World Literature class, and looks fascinating.. I don't know if her class will be having a lecture on Egypt to help with all the rel ...more
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Sep 18, 2009
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