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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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Book Review: High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson Kingsolver, Barbara Harper Collins, 1995 It’s hard to go wrong with a collection of essays from a favorite author centering on transitions and outlooks during a period of one’s own transitions, particularly when there is clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sycorax

Sycorax Aspinall, J. B. Peter Owen Publishers, 2006 Bought at Brierlow Bar on what turned out to be my last visit there, Sycorax is a tale of medieval witchcraft told from the point of view of a monk tasked with … Continue reading

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