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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
Progress: 220/656 pages
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Sven Beckert
May 2018
14
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reviewed: Some odd little short stories
Published in 2000, this book was somehow completely off my radar. The six short stories in this volume all feature people who...
Pastoralia - George Saunders
May 2018
11
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“Meg, is or isn't he ill? I can't make out.” “Not ill. Eternally tired. He has worked very hard all his life, and noticed no...
January 2018
04
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reviewed: 4 siblings, 4 very different lives
The novel begins in 1969 with Gold family--Saul, Gertie, and their 4 children Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon--living in New ...
The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin
June 2016
25
reviewed: The Warmth of Other Suns
Amazingly researched and written history of the African-American/black migration from the south to the cities of the north, m...
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
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June 2016
24
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June 2016
23
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text: Lazaretto
3.5 stars.Even a quick summary will give away too much of the story, though it might not be obvious. Or maybe it would be.Lot...
Lazaretto: A Novel - Diane McKinney-Whetstone
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You see he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do? If a physician of high standing, and one´s own husband, assures f...
finished reading:
June 2016
21
reviewed: The Bet
Chekhov is my favorite 19th century Russian author, but this short story is not his best work. It is definitely interesting a...
The Bet - Anton Chekhov
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