Category Archives: A Book Stream Review

The Guaymas Chronicles, La Mandadera

David E. Stuart University of New Mexico Press, 2003 Following an anthropologist through a study can be a surprising treat or a boring exercise with many skipped sentences in search of what you’re trying to glean. I brought this book … Continue reading

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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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