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Golden Country
Beth rated a book 2 of 5 stars
by Jennifer Gilmore (Goodreads Author)
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Beth Beth said: "Eh. Okay, but kind of clunky in places. More about situations than characters. "

 
The Plague of Doves
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Beth Beth said: "I've loved every minute of every Erdrich book I've ever read (well,except maybe for Crown of Columbus, that error with Michael Dorritt). This one is no exception. Beautiful movement, moving language. "

 

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Beth voted for The Light Between Oceans as Best Historical Fiction in the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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What Is the What by Dave Eggers
What Is the What
by Dave Eggers
read in December, 2007
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One could question the plot timing and framing devices used by Eggers (and I am a fan of Eggers) (the book is Eggers' "novelization" of Valentino Achak Deng's experience as a Sudanese refugee who ran alone from his home as a child and walked with oth...more
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Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
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Mary by Janis Cooke Newman
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Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler
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River Town by Peter Hessler
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An account of Hessler's Peace Corps experience teaching English in a small town in China. If you want to learn about how an American appears to Chinese students preparing to become teachers and how this area of China and Chinese life appear to a thou...more
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Stunning and important. Incredible riches of detail about every character and about political, economic, intellectual streams of thought and action, about the rifts and the connections between beliefs and actions--in times of real or imagined securit...more
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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
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Interesting picture of a Jewish family's life in pre and post WWII Cairo, and the family's pretty much forced exodus to Europe and America. The "White Sharkskin Suit" might lead one to believe it's a book mostly about the author's father; which, I wo...more
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Red River by Lalita Tademy
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Perhaps not a brilliantly structured novel, but a well-told and important story about a town,a family, a place, a time, and suffering that shouldn't have happened.
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