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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: 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: An Experiment in Misery (and other stories)

An Experiment in Misery (and other stories) Crane, Stephen Harper Perennial, 2009 Picked up on the basis of price and name at Elliott Bay’s bargain section (I know a Steven Crane and figured I would pass it on to him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Baum, Vicki New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1930 translation of 1929 German original A classic of the time and place genre, Grand Hotel takes the space of a few days and follows a cast of exquisite … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Time to Dance A Time to Die

A Time to Dance A Time to Die Waller, John Icon Books, 2009 Opening with a story more akin to a novel than a non-fiction work, this book quickly changes track into a serious yet very readable analysis of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Way of Eating

The American Way of Eating McMillan, Tracie Scribner, 2012 The title seems wrong – “The American Way of Food” would fit the contents better in my opinion as the focus isn’t so much on eating as on food production and … Continue reading

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