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Book Review: Fast Train Russia

Fast Train Russia Higginbotham, Jay Dodd, Mead, and Co., New York, 1983 1966: A schoolteacher from Mobile, Alabama, on a round-the-world trip leaves some friends he was visiting at a US air base in Japan and boards a Russian ship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leben in Preußen

Leben in Preußen Noa, Wolfgang 1983, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin This was one of four East German books selected by S. for me in a second-hand bookshop in Berlin and sent hand by hand via a chain of personal acquaintances from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jahrgang 1934

Jahrgang 1934 Kirsch, Hans-Christian Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1964 This book chronicles the development of possibly the most damaged generation in modern history, the Germans born in 1934.  The 14 stories, based loosely around the life of “Ken,” are individually very … 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: 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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