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The Last Brazil of Benjamin East, by Jonathan Freedman


Pulitzer Prize winning author Jonathan Freedman is from Burlingame, California. His non-fiction writing for the San Diego Tribune contributed to immigration reform. This book was thirty years in the making. He wrote it as a young man, put it away … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


There is a reason this book has topped the New York Best Seller list for months. I got it for my Kindle so I can say I am 95% done. My librarian friend Julie finds this funny. Usually people say … Continue reading

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River of Smoke, by Amitav Ghosh


I found the beginning of this book a bit confusing. It starts in the Nicobar Islands and the characters speak in a sort of pidgin. I am glad that I hung in there because it was a very interesting book … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi, By Mark Reibstein, Illustrated by Ed Young


This is a children’s picture book but can be enjoyed by several age groups including adults on several levels. I have been busy working on a Readers’ Advisory Project of books for 5 to 8 year olds for the past … Continue reading

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