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When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
When I Was Puerto Rican
by Esmeralda Santiago (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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A beautifully written,evocative book that explores sex roles, the way that children should behave and the nature of identity. What I loved most about this book is the strong women figures who learned to carve out their own future despite setbacks an ...more
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
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Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour
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I usually loathe metafiction, but I really like this one because all the ramblings, asides and improbable dialogue of the author with the censor and his own characters brought me closer to an understanding of Iranian society and the absurdity of cens ...more
The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
"Súper recomendado! Lo empece de tarde y no me fui a dormir hasta que no lo terminé (creo que en esas horas mi hijo me estuvo llamando o llorando ... o algo ... pero no estoy segura ... ) .

Para los que quieren leer un romance historico de calidad..." Read more of this review »
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The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
The Lotus Palace (The Pingkang Li Mysteries, #1)
by Jeannie Lin (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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For a romance novel, this was remarkably well written. The rich historical setting in the Pingkang Li pleasure quarters and the rigors of the test for scholars were interestingly depicted. The mystery was compelling, if wrapped up a little neatly. Th ...more
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Dietland by Sarai Walker
Dietland
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Flim-Flam! by James Randi
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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
" A worthwhile but very incoherent and almost illegible book. The writing is strong and beautiful. It is interesting to try to spot the Morrisey lyrics ...more "
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