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Book Review: Goodbye to Berlin

Goodbye to Berlin Isherwood, Christopher Vintage, 1998 ed, of 1939 original Per the author’s introduction, this collection of loosely connected sketches featuring a first person narrative from a character sharing his name, his background, and many of his experiences is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Wings Has My Angel

Black Wings Has My Angel Chaze, Elliott New York Review Books, 2016 ed of 1953 original Basically a pulp fiction novella with a bit more depth, this is a good period piece of mid-1950’s America. The story revolves around an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puer Tea

Puer Tea Zhang, Jinghong University of Washington Press, 2013 I had heard about and occasionally tasted puer tea (also pu-erh), but I was interested in learning more about it, particularly after having had a very good one while recently in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The China Tea Book

The China Tea Book Jialin, Luo Earthaware Editions, 2012 While in Shanghai I found myself in an international bookstore browsing the selection of books on tea in either of the languages I can read.  I found several, but none of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hill

Hill Giono, Jean 2016 English translation by Paul Eprile of 1929 French original New York Review Books, 2016 Hill begins with a description of an isolated hamlet in the foothills of Mt. Lure in Provence in the early 1900’s.  Once … Continue reading

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Book Review: Offcomer

Offcomer Baker, Jo Vintage, 2002 As best I can tell, Offcomer is a slightly delayed coming of age story for the more complicated matters of transitioning from late adolescence to adulthood on the psychological rather than the physical side. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Kingsolver, Barbara 2007, Harper Collins I continue to be amazed by Barbara Kingsolver’s span as a writer and a person.  Whether the realm is fiction, non-fiction, essays, or anything else she generates, her basic model of mixing … Continue reading

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