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The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman
"When we last left Mr. Goldman, he was bereft and just grieving the loss of his young wife, Aura, in an ocean accident. Say Her Name is one of the most moving books I've ever read; I was warned not to read it on the bus because I wouldn't be able t..." Read more of this review »
The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman
"Multi-layered and beautifully written, _The Interior Circuit_ presents Goldman's experience riding, and sometimes being pounded by, the waves of grief after his young wife's death in a body-surfing accident. He dives into life in Mexico City, spec..." Read more of this review »
The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman
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As someone who is fascinated by and in love with Mexico City, The Interior Circuit mirrored and enlarged my own complicated relationship with that endlessly intriguing and complex city. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand t ...more
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
"Render unto God what is God’s and unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

But what if Caesar thought he was God? Well then, I guess he’d want it all.

And so goes the story of Rafael Trujillo, power hungry dictator of the Dominican Republic for a period of thi..." Read more of this review »
Deer Hunting with Jesus by Joe Bageant
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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
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The Divide by Matt Taibbi
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I read "The Divide" seesawing between outrage and despair. Our country punishes the oligarchy for its massive corruption, fraud and theft with a wink and a slap on the wrist, while the poor, people of color, immigrants,and the working and middle clas ...more
The Beast by Óscar Martínez
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Riding "The Beast"--the freight train that Central American migrants travel on from the Guatemalan border to the U.S. Border--is like passing through the Nine Circles of Hell. Forced to leave El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala by crushing poverty an ...more
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
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A Bright Shining Lie is a brilliant book that chronicles the brutal, senseless and tragic U.S. war against Vietnam by following the career of John Paul Vann. Vann was a repugnant megalomaniac in both his professional and personal life and he epitomiz ...more
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
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There are no winners or losers in war, just victims and survivors. Le Ly Hayslip brings the agony and hardship of the Vietnam War to life. I read this book in and around Da Nang, where much of the book takes place. Her book brought those streets and ...more
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Tennessee Williams
“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
Everywhere else is Cleveland.”
Tennessee Williams

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