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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review

I first read Anne Fadiman’s 1997 award-winning book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures over 10 years ago as assigned reading in a graduate level anthropology class. … Continue reading

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Among the Islands

At a recent book marketing meet-up I attended, the books editor at The Oregonian newspaper spoke of the dismal fate of most books seeking a review from their publication. On average, they receive about 500 queries a week, and only … Continue reading

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The Bookseller of Kabul Virtual Book Discussion

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad. Published in 2002. Synopsis: Shorty after the United States began its attack on Afghanistan in late 2001, Asne Seierstad is in Kabul working as a war correspondent. There she befriends Sultan Khan, who possesses … Continue reading

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The Lovers Virtual Book Discussion

The Lovers by Vendela Vida. Published in 2010. Synopsis: Recently widowed, Yvonne returns to the coastal village in Turkey where she and her husband honeymooned twenty-eight years ago. The week she had set aside for vacation doesn’t go quite as … Continue reading

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