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The Last Man Book Review

First published in 1826, Mary Shelley’s The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel about a future world ravaged by plague, written by the author of Frankenstein. The story is a first-person narrative told from the point-of-view of Lionel Verney, who grew … Continue reading

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Salvage the Bones Book Review

The 2011 National Book Award Winner for Fiction (U.S.), Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward tells the story of the Batiste family, a poor, Black family living in a rural community near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A first-person narrative told from … Continue reading

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The Alchemist Book Review

Although it was first published in 1988 and has become one of the best-selling novels of all time, I only recently learned of The Alchemist, written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. This 174-page allegorical story of an Andalusian shepherd, who … Continue reading

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Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper Book Review

Recently I joined a book club that focuses on food-related books. For my first meeting I read Fuchsia Dunlop’s 2008 memoir Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China. Fuchsia Dunlop is somewhat the Julia Child … Continue reading

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Glaciers Book Review, World Book Night 2013 + A Giveaway

Last year, while still living in Las Vegas I participated in the inaugural World Book Night. The mission of World Book Night is “spreading the love of reading, person to person.”  This event takes place on April 23rd — the anniversary of … Continue reading

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