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Miss Burma
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
13 posts | 8 read | 25 to read
Set against the vibrant backdrop of Burma from the 1940s to the 1960s, Miss Burma is a powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life
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Tanisha_A
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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It really doesn't help when a lot of books from your TBR go on discount at once. 🤨 Got my hands on -
1. Miss Burma
2. The Heart's Invisible Furies
3. Milkman
4. Born a Crime
5. Eileen
6. Normal People
#Kindlebookhaul #minibookhaulformymegagreedysoul

Cathythoughts Very nice indeed .... I just got Miss Burma for myself too ♥️♥️ 5mo
Cathythoughts I hope you love Normal People &Eileen & Milkman ... I really did 👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #2 💙💙💙 5mo
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TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Great list! 5mo
batsy Score! 5mo
rohit-sawant Niice! 5mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Aha! I look forward to all of them. Think I'll read Normal People as soon as i finish my current read. And, after reading My Year of R&R, i was pretty quick in buying Eileen. 💙 5mo
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have heard good things consistently. Hope i make time for it soon. 🥰 5mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB @ephemeralwaltz @batsy @rohit-sawant Now only to find time to get to them. 😉 5mo
minkyb Sweet! 5mo
Tanisha_A @minkyb 😊 Very excited to get started with Normal People tonight. 5mo
zsuzsanna_reads Milkman is so amazing. ♥️ 5mo
Tanisha_A @zsuzsanna_reads Ooh, i should pick that up next. 😊 5mo
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rachelwill
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Mehso-so

Book 30: Took me a while to trundle through. Perhaps overly long with giant leaps through time to tick the multigenerational box while telling this family story. But it's a period of history I didn't know much about so stuck with it for that.

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RealLifeReading
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Mehso-so

I found this both very interesting and very difficult to read. I loved how it‘s centered on the Karen people of Burma but it‘s very intense - full of complicated and dark history of colonialism, the war in Southeast Asia and the Karen people‘s long struggle for independence. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

GatheringBooks read a graphic depiction of this, esp child soldiers in this book 14mo
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mrozzz
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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You ever subconsciously find & stick to a “theme” while book shopping? 🧐

Serendipity!! I used a B&N coupon to get these paperbacks— and after the fact I noticed each happen to have been nominated for National Book Awards. One is a winner, one a finalist, one on the long list. Awesome. 🤘🏻 #bookhaul

tammy_sue Awesome haul, Mel! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have the two on the left on my TBR! 1y
emilyhaldi Kiss Burma has been on my list forever 1y
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mrozzz Thanks!! @whatshesreadingnow 😏 Couldn‘t help myself. 1y
mrozzz @BarbaraTheBibliophage they look GREAT!! 1y
mrozzz @emilyhaldi Yes! I‘ve wanted to read it since I saw the NBA longlist. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I know! You and I have been on a similar buying/reading trajectory lately. 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
mrozzz Ha! I love that @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😄 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Me toooo!! 😍 1y
Trashcanman The Hitchens book is great, so is the God Delusion by Dawkins. 1y
mrozzz Good to hear!! @Trashcanman 1y
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rmaclean4
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Spending the evening with Miss Burma. Took the first 50 pages to get into this novel, but I am all in now. I know so little about the history of this part of the world.

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rmaclean4
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Working on reading The Women's Prize long list!

Readerann Uh-oh. I believe that list is going to add to my already ridiculously long TBR 😏. 1y
UrsulaMonarch 👏👏👏 1y
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rmaclean4
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Picked up a couple more for the Womens Prize for fiction longlist. #womensprizelonglist

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EllieDottie
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Is anyone else really excited for this long list????

Booksnchill Sight by Jessie Greengrass is next up for me after I finish The Idiot! Loved this list except I wanted to see Ali Smith 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes!!! I haven‘t read even one yet but I will!! Especially The Trick To Time!! 1y
peacegypsy @EllieDottie What list are you referring to and where can I find it? Many thanks! 1y
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AnneCecilie Yes, I think there are a lot of good ones here. 1y
EllieDottie @peacegypsy it‘s the womens prize for fiction! https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk 1y
peacegypsy @EllieDottie Thank you! 😊 1y
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BooksForEmpathy
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Avocado toast + Book! I love having this week off 😍. Happy Wednesday!

Johanna414 Enjoy! I hope you have a relaxing week and get lots of reading time in! 2y
2BR02B Looks delish! 2y
emilyhaldi How are you liking this book? It peaked my interest a while ago!! 2y
Dragon Avocado 🥑 yummy! 2y
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Currey
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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A rich stew of political intrigue and multi-ethnic relations in Myanmar, a place whose history I am attempting to understand. It is an investigation of betrayal and estrangement between the family members portrayed, but also in the larger political sense. I was taken by many of the characters but Khin, a main character, acted in a cold and cruel way while the author told us of her loving and loyalty. This was disturbing but largely a great read.

RachelO Hadn't heard of this one - sounds really good! 2y
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emilyhaldi
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Here are some of the books that are #trendingnow after being named as #manbooker or #nationalbookaward nominees 🏆 I narrowed the list down to the 6 that I am interested in reading 🤗

#awesomeautumnbooks

Hazel0303 I really liked Home Fire 2y
BarbaraBB What @Hazel0303 says! 2y
Reviewsbylola I haven't read any of them so I will rely on your reviews before I add them to my TBR. 2y
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Mdargusch I haven't heard of any of these. 😳 2y
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch get familiar with this one bc it's an Oct #botm pick!!!! 2y
Mdargusch Oh right. I did see that! 2y
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abbylibrarian
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Came home from covering lunch breaks at the library with some treats! Not pictured: the DQ Blizzard because I ate it already! 😂📚 #librarylife #libraryhaul

EvieBee What a lovely haul! The Cooking Gene looks so good! 2y
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Redwritinghood
Miss Burma | Charmaine Craig
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Received in the mail today, another LitHub giveaway win. Looks like it will be a good read. #bookmail

ramyasbookshelf I've been eyeing this one! Will you be reading it soon? I'd like to see what you think of it before getting it. 2y
Redwritinghood @ramyasbookshelf Maybe not that soon. I'm doing a couple of buddy reads this month and probably won't have time until later. 2y
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