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Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
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I've read many books describing an individual's life, work, in a low-income country. This book is better written, better researched, and with more substance than most. It is not written by the person who establishes a program to help, but by a Pulitz...more
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the yakoubian building by Alaa Al Aswany
the yakoubian building
by Alaa Al Aswany
read in January, 2011
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After reading The Cairo Trilogy, I read The Yaboubian Building. It takes us into a more modern era in Cairo, but I was saddened by the limits of opportunity for men and women. As political events have impacted Egypt these last two years I can only ho...more
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The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
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This huge volume would be easier to read from a kindle. The weight of it impacted how and where I could read it. But it was absolutely worth the months it took me to finish the book. It was slow reading, as I stopped and thought about the story and d...more
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Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien by Brian Winter
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This short book concisely explains much about the Tango and Argentina. Through the eyes of a young American journalist we get an understanding of the mystery of the tango and why we're so fascinated with it. We develop insight to Argentina society, a...more
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan (Goodreads Author)
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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I am half way through the book and love it! I remember my confusion with phenomenology and my embarrassment at thinking it said nothing. The husband, the graduate students, the "philosophers"- done with! Barbery agrees with me! I'm delighted! The boo...more
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