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recommended to Emily by: Powell's Books at the Portland Airport
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Rainbow Vice by Ted Leggett
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Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf
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Leo Africanus lived at the intersection of Christian, Muslim and Jewish culture in the 1500s.Born a Muslim in Spain, forced to flee by the Christians, raised in North Africa and traveled Europe and the Arabic world as a diplomat, slave and, for a sho ...more
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Cod by Mark Kurlansky
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Kurlansky is the Master of social history and odd facts strung together to make perfect sense. I happened on this a few years ago and while I have not particular interest in food, food writing or in fish, I was enthralled. Who knew the world was like ...more
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A Chosen Few by Mark Kurlansky
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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My personal "book of the year", read to tide me over between my first trip to India and the long awaited second trip. While LinBa's prodigious physical feats were fantastical, the characters, the settings and the situations all seemed to give an inne ...more
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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
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Beautiful writing. Not about romantic love but about complex relationships in the modern world.
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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
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I've read a lot of memoirs of transitions from old world to new but somehow this one didn't hold my interest. I quit after 100 pages or so. I had been planning to read this for years so was disappointed that it didn't engage me. Can't even remember w ...more
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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh by Linda Colley
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Fascinating look at the globalization of world politics and economics in the 1700s. Only at that time expansion was through naval power rather than computers as it is today. Elizabeth Marsh traveled the world in the 1700s and is the first female to r ...more
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The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Way the Crow Flies
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Rich and complex in subject matter with very very good writing and beautiful descriptions of nature "rain drops falling as fast as thoughts". Life on a Canadian military base during the cold war, featuring a tomboy named Madeline and her heroic and h ...more
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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