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The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
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Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
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The author appears to have good reason to be angry at her family. The impetus for the book appears to be 'pay back time' and the book is likely a good way to do this as family and their friends are likely to hear of it and read it. I think the author ...more
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Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
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For those who are interested in women's issues in the third world, friendships between people of different cultures, Peace Corps experiences - all presented in a very readable manner.
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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
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A good friend gave me this book and I started reading it because I wanted to know more about what happened to child soldiers. The author is a very good writer and wrote in a non superficial way about how children became soldiers and the problems they ...more
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Although this book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award I though the author's prior book Purple Hibiscus was much better as was her short story A Tampered Destiny. Many aspects of In Half of a Yellow Sun seemed contrived. I did ...more
The Interior by Lisa See
" A good read. I especially liked the contrast between Mao's China and today's. I didn't like how the author tied up everything so neatly [Not only who ...more "
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The Interior by Lisa See
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