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This is an extraordinary memoir. I particularly loved the way he weaved the loss of his wife throughout the book that made his loss even more poignant. Goldman’s insight into Mexico’s politics was riveting. I now understand how difficult it is for the country to get its act together when one of the parties, the Right, is so corrupt.

This is an extraordinary memoir. I particularly loved the way he weaved the loss of his wife throughout the book that made his loss even more poignant. Goldman’s insight into Mexico’s politics was riveting. I now understand how difficult it is for the country to get its act together when one of the parties, the Right, is so corrupt.

I love Murakami. His writing draws me into a mystery that makes me want to spend my entire day reading to find out what will happen next. And his character’s dreamlike worlds always pack an emotional knockout punch along the way. This book is no different. I thought it was incredible. The tone and plot and structure of the book are perfect—and the point of view powerful. This novel is more straightforward and melancholy than his other books, but it’s an unforgettable journey.   High-res

I love Murakami. His writing draws me into a mystery that makes me want to spend my entire day reading to find out what will happen next. And his character’s dreamlike worlds always pack an emotional knockout punch along the way. This book is no different. I thought it was incredible. The tone and plot and structure of the book are perfect—and the point of view powerful. This novel is more straightforward and melancholy than his other books, but it’s an unforgettable journey.

I finished California a month ago, but strange feelings still haunt me about the story. It reminds me of the experience as a kid after watching a frightening movie like Sybil or The Exorcist.   High-res

I finished California a month ago, but strange feelings still haunt me about the story. It reminds me of the experience as a kid after watching a frightening movie like Sybil or The Exorcist.

If you believe that a novel about three young anthropologists in the 1930s will not be your cup of tea—think again.
Euphoria is a fascinating journey that Lilly King brings to life with a brilliant narrative that captures the passions, desires and intricacies of a blossoming love triangle in the most foreign of lands for a westerner.

If you believe that a novel about three young anthropologists in the 1930s will not be your cup of tea—think again.

Euphoria is a fascinating journey that Lilly King brings to life with a brilliant narrative that captures the passions, desires and intricacies of a blossoming love triangle in the most foreign of lands for a westerner.

The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Michima. The prose is beautiful. A story and characters you will not forget. And it will make you say “Wow” several times.

The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Michima. The prose is beautiful. A story and characters you will not forget. And it will make you say “Wow” several times.