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Dinner With Mugabe by Heidi Holland
" The author, the late Heidi Holland, did not have dinner with Mugabe. But she cooked for him and raced him to his train one night leaving her baby alone. He phoned her next day to see how the baby was. The author was a political journalist and very... " Read more of this review »
Under the Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino
" Master storyteller Italo Calvino set out to write a book about the five senses but died before completing that project. He did, however, complete the three stories that comprise this collection. Set in Mexico, and following the culinary adventures... " Read more of this review »
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A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
" It starts with a storm in Jamaica where a British family with many children lives a desultory life. Tellingly, a description of the family pet, a cat, being killed by feral cats who give it chase, creates a powerful reaction among the children --... " Read more of this review »
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"I just bought The Mad and the Bad and I'd love to share ideas about it in Sept! Yay! "
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Which book would you like to read in September 2014? (Poll ends August 31, 2014)

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The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
" Wow. This books shoots up to the top of my list for 2014.

It begins deceptively as a simple little tale of a young Italian man who forms a kind of crush on a dying American actress sent, by boat, to his two-bit hotel off the Italian coast. It's a b... " Read more of this review »
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The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
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This summer the Iranian government issued a postage stamp on the novelist Dowlatabadi’s 74th birthday commemorating his lifetime of work. Despite the regime’s professed respect for the art of the novelist, Dowlatabadi’s The Colonel is still not publi...more
"Jim wrote: "Thanks for a great review — I'm intrigued."

The hi-lo tone makes it intriguing. In Malamud's wonderful short story, the object of the rabbi...more
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
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“Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.”
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
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Albert Camus
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
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