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"I cannot say enough about how engaging the book is both for the great "true crime" story but even more so for the historical content about China in the 30s: chaing kai-chek has moved the capital to Nanjing in response to challenges by northern warlords leaving loyal mayor behind; Jap. troops wait outside city - attack imminent and subsidize opium to weaken locals; Western quarter heavily guarded post-Boxer Revolution" Nov 09, 2012 07:33AM

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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
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So far it's interesting but I can't get into the characters. Perhaps it's too far a leap for Wolfe to presume to speak for various Hispanics in Miami, perhaps it's my own lack if acquaintance with same, or perhaps the subject matter just devolves to ...more
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Smart and entertaining - oh boy!!
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman
" 4 of 5? Hmm, maybe I'll need to read this then. I tend to find Krugman's smugness and confidence in his opinions unbearable when he writes op-eds for ...more "
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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Everything the critics said about this book was accurate. I couldn't bring myself to finish it...which is quite rare for me.
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Poser by Claire Dederer
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The descriptions of her yoga classes were lovely and definitely inspired me to kick-start my waning practice. However, I found much of the book - which focused on her struggles with accepting motherhood and wifehood - became self-indulgent after a wh ...more
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
" Oh, I should look into Half Broke Horses as well. I really enjoyed this book and have lent it out continuously to others who felt the same way. Thanks ...more "
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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