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A Desert in Bohemia by Jill Paton Walsh
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Aug 27, 2007

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Recommended for: fellow travelers to Czech lands
Read in August, 2007

I think the thing I liked best about this book was the quasi-non-linear (?) short stories concerning connected lives, and yet together these stories aren't a collection, but a novel. I wish I had read it before visiting the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Of course, that was my whole reason for picking it up in the first place!

I find it oddly interesting that the last two novels I have picked up at the library have had this structure. I have about half of the last chapter of Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples to finish before I take these back. And the only thing I knew they had in common was being in the back of the author name organization of the fiction stacks... Before Welty and Walsh, I had been reading too many Adams, Byatts, and Butlers. ;)

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