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Mao by Alexander Pantsov
Mao: The Real Story
by Alexander Pantsov
read in December, 2012
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Unsavory Elements by Tom  Carter
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I've never met an expat in China who didn't have his or her own extraordinary stories to tell, stories that at times made them stop and ask themselves, "What exactly am I doing here?" Every day one can experience an "only in China" moment, like waiti ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
read in November, 2013
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A fascinating book and a quick, easy read. Don't expect complex characters or deep analysis of the human soul; the villains and protagonists are generally like comic book characters, one dimensional, some archetypal. Social media in this world has go ...more
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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
read in January, 2013
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
read in September, 2013
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Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann
Hour of the Rat (Ellie McEnroe, #2)
by Lisa Brackmann (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2013
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I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Hour of the Rat, and within a couple weeks I had read it twice. It's that good.

Lisa Brackmann set a tall order for herself in writing a sequel to Rock Paper Tiger, her debut novel that established her
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Unsavory Elements by Tom  Carter
"Even before this book came to press it was already in the thick of polemic and controversy - for all the wrong reasons. Some advance-copy reviews by feminist editors in the expat zines of Beijing and Shanghai have been withering, particularly of e..." Read more of this review »
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Chongqing Burning by Adam Najberg
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