Category Archives: A Book Stream Review

Roving South

Willard Price John Day, 1948 The pleasure of travel books written between before memoirs became popular is the voice of the writer and the insights to living in the times. Tone has the pleasant quality of a friend who knows … Continue reading

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The Book of Ages, The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill LeporeAlfred Knopf, 2013 Excavating the remains of the “plain” lives of “merchants and gentle ladies, the busy tradesmen and the surly apprentices” for a biography earlier than 1900 who were not of royal blood or historically important is guaranteed … Continue reading

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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri Houghton Mifflin, 1999 In all nine short stories included in this 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner, Lahiri seems to be inserting a karmic math to her stories. Characters are unable to see or they clearly see their life situation … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Anya von Bremzen Crown Publishers, 2013 This book circled back to me because I gave it to my mother for Christmas. She traveled to the USSR in 1978 and she loves travel and cookbooks. It seemed like a slam dunk … Continue reading

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