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Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy
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Jun 02, 2008

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Read in June, 2008

I liked this book because it takes place within my neighbourhood. The author actually lived in the same block and on the same side of the street where I currently live. The only difference is there used to be houses here in the 1940s and now there's just a gated co-op. The author bought hand-scooped ice cream at Benny's Market and I go to Benny's for their great sourdough bread. Same family, a different time.

I really liked reading about my neighbourhood and Vancouver's early Chinatown but this book isn't so mindblowing that I'd recommend it to others who've never stepped foot in Strathcona before.
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