Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey book review The story is inspired by a Russian fairytale of a couple who yearn for a child of their own, and make a child from snow. This story is about an older couple, … Continue reading

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book group discussion questions for The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

I run the Las Vegas Learn Something Book Group, where we read mostly non-fiction with the aim of having an interesting and thought-provoking discussion over some nice food. On Monday we meet at Greens and Proteins to talk about The … Continue reading

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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

I wonder what sort of target market Nafisi had in mind when she wrote this book. It is about her experiences of living in Tehran through the late 70s and early 80s as Iran went through a revolution, told through … Continue reading

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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil book review

I have read a few novels around addiction, and I should probably stop, because I never get them and I never really like them (Irvine Welsh excepted). I just do not have that kind of personality he describes, the attitude … Continue reading

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