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Connie G and 96 other people liked Ij's review of Sea Prayer:
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
"Sea Prayer is a beautifully illustrated short story (very short), where a father reminisces with his sleeping son in his arms. They are refugees waiting for the next stage of their journey. The father recalls how he and his brothers enjoyed their..." Read more of this review »
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Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan
" ‘’One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh. But what connects the two? What remains? What abideth in the earth forever?’’

My introduction to Richard Flanagan’s work was the award-winning The Narrow Road to the Deep North which d..." Read more of this review »
The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
"Our knowledge of what, historically, is about to happen haunts every page of this novel set in Moscow in 1913. That's a big advantage of historical fiction. History itself can be called upon to supply a crackling power grid of foreknowledge.

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En el viaje de novios by Javier Marías
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This is an online story with the Spanish version and the English translation at this link:
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This short story sets up a situation of mistaken identity, but the reader's imagination has to supply the ending. Fun!
Connie G and 16 other people liked Kathleen's review of Scenes of Clerical Life:
Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
"“It is so much easier to say that a thing is black, than to discriminate the particular shade of brown, blue, or green, to which it really belongs. It is so much easier to make up your mind that your neighbor is good for nothing, than to enter int..." Read more of this review »
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This is an online story with the Spanish version and the English translation at this link:
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This short story sets up a situation of mistaken identity, but the reader's imagination has to supply the ending. Fun!
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Grand Central Terminal in New York City was a masterpiece when it was built. The cover of the book features the beautiful marble concourse with a turquoise vaulted ceiling painted to show the constellations in the sky. In 1928 Clare Darden was teachi ...more
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