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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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Book Review: More Was Lost

More Was Lost Perenyi, Eleanor New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1946 original The book is technically a memoir, but the setting and situation drive it from a basic memoir of a minor author, currently generally unknown, into a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind Lilla, Mark New York Review Books, 2016 Subtitled “On Political Reaction” this book is a composite of profiles of several reactionary figures. Although advertised as being an introduction toward understanding the reactionary politics of our times, there … Continue reading

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