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To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
"3.5 stars.

Oh, what a private, intimate book it was!

I'm slightly embarrassed to confess it was the first book by Thubron that I’ve read, although I own a few. My relationship with the author is somewhat turned upside down. Firstly, I took part in..." Read more of this review »
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage
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I read this book about a successful middle class black Atlanta couple whose relationship does not survive the husband's incarceration after being wrongly accused of rape the same week that I saw Barry Jenkins's adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale ...more
Dreaming Me by Janice Dean Willis
"The subtitle is deceptively linear.
Black Panthers. Tibetan Buddhists. The (ongoing) fight for racial equality for Black Americans.
I don't always find "spiritual autobiographies" inspiring, but this one was.

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Dreaming Me by Janice Dean Willis
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Jan Willis has had a remarkable life journey. Her voice in this account is modest and calm. The reader has to pay attention to what she doesn't say to grasp her academic achievements. Her early learning of Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tibetan languages, her ...more
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Sourdough by Robin Sloan
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This is a light read that pokes gentle fun at the San Francisco Bay area foodie culture. Sloan is the author of Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore, and there are certain similarities between the two books. In both books Sloan adopts a both/and approach ...more
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Jan Willis has had a remarkable life journey. Her voice in this account is modest and calm. The reader has to pay attention to what she doesn't say to grasp her academic achievements. Her early learning of Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tibetan languages, her ...more
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1222 by Anne Holt
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This mystery starts with a train wreck that leaves passengers isolated in a remote hotel on the mountainous route from Oslo to Bergen. A tremendous snowstorm with hurricane strength winds impedes rescue. It was a perfect book to read during a record- ...more
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