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Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic Otsuka, Julie 2011, Vintage Bought off the “local interest” shelf at City Lights during a brief stop in San Francisco, and read against the context of having visited Manzanar and the OK hotel in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Accusation

The Accusation Bandi English translation of 2014 Korean original by Deborah Smith, Grove, 2017 Subtitled “Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea”  the bright propaganda poster cover certainly drew my attention whilst browsing Elliott Bay Books, and a few glances inside … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy Ashford, Isabella Lake Union Publishing, 2019 Spain, April 1938: 14 year old Lola takes the family’s goats and heads up to the mountain pastures for them to feed.  As she returns later in the day, a late … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Whiskey Sea

The Whiskey Sea Creel, Ann Howard Lake Union Publishing, 2016 An Amazon book of the month choice,  The Whiskey Sea centers on a fishing community outside of New York City in the lead-up to prohibition.  When the prostitute living near … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Dragon River

Black Dragon River Ziegler, Dominic Penguin, 2016 My first purchase at Elliott Bay after returning to Seattle, this book caught my attention in the bargain section.  I have long heard about the Amur River, and the premise of the book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: True

True Greenfield, Karl Taro 2018 Little A, New York Selected out of the free Amazon Prime Reading options, the book caught my attention based more on genre than content. I’m glad I picked it, as there was a depth to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Middlesex

Middlesex Eugenides, Jeffrey 2002 Middlesex was a book recommended to me by a friend in the midst of a discussion on  gender roles in different societies. Given the context, I assumed it would be a dry academic study, at best … Continue reading

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