Category Archives: Other Prizes

Includes National Book Award, Man Booker International, Man Asian Literary Prize

On the banks of the Hudson, with Echoes of Wellesley

  I have leap-frogged over a couple of reviews to discuss this one, because I found myself composing this post in the time remaining in my commute after the novel stopped playing. Something in Leah Hager Cohen’s writing made me … Continue reading

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The Journey of A Glass Church in New South Wales

Without intending to, I have immersed myself in mid-19th century Oceania with my most recent reads. This one was across the water in the marginally more settled New South Wales. The narration begins in the present day, with a narrator … Continue reading

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DC, Addis Ababa, North Dakota, and Illinois

I’ve been having a lovely time reading, but haven’t been so good at catching you all up on my progress. This review features 4 recent reads, titles A-D for the alphabet challenge I doubt I can finish by year end. … Continue reading

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Closing in on the End of Author Alphabet

I’m racing along to the end of the alphabet, trying to get at least the authors done before the end of the year. The end is in sight, and in most cases, I’ve been able to meet some other goals … Continue reading

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In Post-War Japan

I’m back to the Alphabonkers challenge and my trip around the world with another 1001 Books list entry. I have read Ishiguro before, and liked his work very much. I found this novel somewhat less engaging than The Remains of … Continue reading

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A Long-Overdue Trip to Afghanistan

I have had this book for years, since 2008. It has been on a bookshelf, then by my bed, but I kept putting off starting it because I knew it might be a hard read emotionally. This is crazy, since … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snow in Havana

After trashing the narrator of the last book I listened to, I want to sing the praises of David Drummond, who did a marvelous job with this one! I had a wonderful, if disturbing at times, visit to Cuba at … Continue reading

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