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Chiliad: A Meditation
Several interconnected stories, anchored by the tales of two men in similar situations at either end of a chiliad (a thousand years). It's very philos...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
The Secret (Seasons of Grace, #1)
I'm interested in the Amish and their way of life, but this book was a little too sweet for me. I'll only read more to find out what happens with the...more
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Sampath Chawla was a huge disappointment to his family, who had no ambitions and often behaved strangely. However, one day he ran off and climbed into...more
Aug 2013
Aug 08, 2013
Your Republic Is Calling You
Kim Kiyong spent the first half of his life in North Korea, and the next half in South Korea. He was a spy who was sent to wait for orders, and he ble...more
May 11, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
The Fiction Class
Arabella Hicks teaches fiction writing classes in New York City and struggles to write her own novel in the daytime. Every Wednesday after class she g...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Two young men are sent to the Szechuan countryside for re-education in the 1970s. They know their chances of ever being allowed back home are slim to...more
May 24, 2013
May 25, 2013
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I enjoyed most of this book and then suddenly near the end I disliked Christopher intensely. I'm not sure exactly what provoked the change, since all...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
I'm always up for a good mystery, and I was curious to see how this book by J.K. Rowling would read. There were some minor cartoonish episodes, especi...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
I read this book because I rather enjoyed Like Water for Chocolate and Malinche seemed like it would be very interesting. I felt it was an unsuccessfu...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
I listened to this book in audio format with my parents over dinner. Over the past year or so, we have never been able to agree on the quality of a bo...more
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure, #2)
Sam and Remi Fargo are vacationing off the eastern coast of Africa when they discover something that may prove that the Aztecs originated over in that...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
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