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Currey
Ghost Month | Ed Lin
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#readingaroundtheworld #Taiwan #nightmarket As a murder mystery it wasn‘t much, but as a flavor filled glimpse at the multi-layered gangster world, the different ethnic rivalries and the night markets of Taiwan it was quite enjoyable.

RachelO It sounds good! 2d
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Currey
Green Island: A novel | Shawna Yang Ryan
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Pickpick

#readingaroundtheworld #Taiwan A multigenerational family epic that centers on a woman born on the night of the 228 (2/28/47) insurrection and massacre by the ruling KMT in Taiwan. The story explores compromises and betrayals that this family makes to survive the brutal regime, and the echo of those choices across generations. There are a couple of soft spots in the plot when the MC is not true to her character but overall an educational read.

RachelO Sounds really good! 4d
sprainedbrain I‘m about 20% through this book for my Taiwan choice, too! Glad you liked it. 🙌🏻 4d
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Currey
Do They Hear You When You Cry | Fauziya Kassindja
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Pickpick

#readingaroundtheworld #Togo My December Book on Togo did give me an intimate glimpse of life in a small tribal town in that African country. However, the story is largely the drama of a young girl running away from a forced polygamous marriage to an old man and from the FGM he insisted upon. Most of the book details the horrors of the US immigration detention system which treats asylum seekers like criminals and her lawyers fight to free her.

RachelO I‘m glad it was a pick! Hoping to read this in the quiet days after Christmas (cos they exist, don‘t they?!) 1mo
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Currey
Green Island: A novel | Shawna Yang Ryan
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#readingaroundtheworld #Taiwan anyone find a great Taiwanese fiction for January? I am thinking of this as my library has it.

RachelO Did you find anything? I‘m going to read this (because library!) 2w
Currey @RachelO The Stolen Bicycle looks good. I am going with 2w
Currey And maybe if I have time 2w
RachelO @Currey Ooh. They both look interesting! I‘ll keep an eye out for your reviews. 1w
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Currey
Ancestral Voices: 2 | Etienne Van Heerden
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#readingaroundtheworld #southafrica The story of the miscegenation of an Afrikaner family on the frontier of South Africa and the pull the land itself expresses across multiple generations. A wonderful ensemble of the living and the dead interact with each other and are visited by an investigating magistrate after a family tragedy. The magistrate comes to judge a family whose traditions and blood lines have kept it insular.

Tamra You have piqued my interest! 3mo
BookwormM Sounds intriguing 3mo
Simona Stacked‼️ 3mo
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Louise
Days of Reading | Marcel Proust
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“There are no days of my childhood which I lived so fully perhaps as those I thought I had left behind without living them, those I spent with a favourite book.” So begins Proust‘s beautiful essay “Days of Reading (1)”. In his distinctive, densely detailed style, Proust shares his thoughts on reading, writing, art, machinism, society, Ruskin, and more. This is a slim volume filled with gems. #France #ReadingAroundTheWorld

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Currey
Cat and Mouse | Gnter Grass
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#readingaroundtheworld #Germany A novella about two friends coming of age during WWII in Germany. The actual events of the book, swimming out to a sunken minesweeper, stealing a medal from a visiting soldier, taking communion, are not as central to the book as the potent tension held in the writing between everyday normal boyish emotions and the dark shadows of a devastating war. Excellent book for my October travel to Germany 🇩🇪

Simona So far I only saw the play in my local theater and I can‘t remember if I liked or not 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Currey
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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Short children‘s book from Malawi author and Ivory Coast artist regarding problem solving and determination. Loved the cut paper art work. #malawi #readingaroundtheworld

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Currey
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I was expecting an historical fiction about the formation of Liberia and found myself in a Fantasy super hero tale. Gbessa, our MC, is a wonderful character whose life unfolds in unexpected ways. The other characters were not as well formed but I liked the idea of them. Good first outing for this author. #sjp #bookclubcentral #liberia #readingaroundtheworld

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Currey
The Cypriot | Andreas Koumi
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Mehso-so

#readingaroundtheworld #cyprus A forbidden love story between a Cyprus Muslim and a Christian. The story takes place in the time leading up to and during the first years of the division of Cyprus between those wishing to be part of Greece and those aligned with Turkey. The love story was not original but the story of the tailor who finds himself in love and the tale of his fleeing to England was great historical background.

Simona I wasn‘t thrilled about my pick either 5mo
BookwormM This is my Cyprus book as well have yet to start it due to Booker madness 5mo
TorieStorieS I had a hard time choosing one for Cyprus! I‘m going with 5mo
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