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Fire In The Blood by Irene Nemirovsky

Written in 1941, Fire in the Blood is a novella examining the lives of rural French villagers – contrasting the passions of the young with the notable absence of those same passions in the old.  It was an interesting premise, but … Continue reading

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The Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko

Set in the Ukraine in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, The Sky Unwashed is a novel about a family and what they must do to survive.  It is bleak and sad, but I appreciated the author’s depiction of the … Continue reading

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In Manchuria by Michael Meyer

The more I read about China, the more eager I am to learn about this nation, rich in history and culture.  Michael Meyer, becomes an expat living in rural China after a stint in Peace Corps, and enjoys teaching there.  … Continue reading

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