Monthly Archives: September 2018

Book Review: Travels with a Hungry Bear

Travels with a Hungry Bear Kramer, Mark Houghton Mifflin, 1996 This book is a background sketch to some of the author’s essays and articles in periodicals.  As a recognized writer in the agricultural arena, he was one of the few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tun-Huang

Tun-Huang Inoue, Yasushi New York Review Book, 2010 edition After less than a week in Seattle I was unable to resist a stop in at Elliott Bay to browse,  and this book jumped into my hands… probably because I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Age of Innocence

Beyond the Age of Innocence Mahbubani, Kishore Public Affairs, New York, 2005 This book, written by the former Singapore ambassador to the UN, is one of the best books I have read in terms of identifying the role of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss Desai, Kiran Grove Press, New York, 2006   The gold “Winner of the Man Booker Prize – 2006” drew me in as all books I have come across with a connection to this prize have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Electric Michelangelo

The Electric Michelangelo Hall, Sarah Harper Perennial, 2004 Another rewarding Man Booker surprise – not a winner, but a finalist, and another stretch of subject boundaries  into an area I would normally not follow. The book begins describing a boy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia Pipher, Mary Grosset, New York, 1994 The book is a set of composite case studies and commentary from a psychiatrist who has had lots of experience dealing with adolescent girls and their families.  Although perhaps a bit dated, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleeping Naked is Green

Sleeping Naked is Green Farquharson, Vanessa Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2009 In February 2007 the author, an arts reporter for a conservative Toronto based newspaper, woke up one morning and decided it was time to do something for the environment.  … Continue reading

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