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Frankies.space

Joined February 2021

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Maneck (student), Dina (independent woman), Om & Ishvar (tailors) live together during the India Emergency.

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Attraction | Ruby Porter
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Road trip to Whangārā with girlfriend Llana and friend Ashi. Fraught relationships. Travels then to Levin to grandmother who is unwell. Set on top of recognition of colonial harm in NZ. Beautifully written and pleasure to read, sometimes uncomfortable as she struggles with own health. Not necessarily a good story with solid ending.

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Short stories from Irish authors. Generally really engaging stories, often quite traumatic, with quick development of characters. Story of ABC children, having a ‘mental health‘ pillar.

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Trojan war and Achilles. Meant to be a novel centering the women and their stories. I still felt it was mainly about the men and their egos.

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Papakāinga on Māori Land.

Lisa_lost Two indigenous recs for you! Tikanga Māori by Hirinui Moko-Mead, and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall-Kimmerer. 5mo
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I‘ve already forgotten the story but I remember mostly enjoying it 😂 Hi Lisa 👋

Lisa_lost HI FRANKIE 5mo
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Short stories. Some very sad.

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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Story of Marie Grosholtz who is Madame Tussaud. She serves at Versailles and is imprisoned during Paris revolution. Super dark and weird but great.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I loved this book. Many different stories of women from mutlicultural backoground living U.K.

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Five Strings | Apirana Taylor
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Mack and Puti life - alcoholic life. Amazing book sooo sad 😭

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Pride & prejudice story set in Pakistan

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Bailedbailed

Enjoyed the first book but got bored quickly in this one. Didn‘t finish. Humour set against trump America and in nNorth Korea so is witty at times

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The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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Nazi expedition to Tibet. Uncomfortable read.

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Autobiography | Janet Frame
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Loved the story of Jane‘s life growing up to the point she returned to NZ at 40ish yrs. Such a great memory and way with words to bring it to life. Resonated with her feelings of confusion moving to London and joy of travel. Fascinating to read about Life in NZ at that time. Similar generation to my great grandparents.

Keen to watch the movie and also explore more of her books.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Built up great characters and witty storytelling. Great use of language to build imagery.

Story of the Price Family in the Congo

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Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Amazing. Must read.

Story of two Māori brothers, Taukiri and ārama who lost their parents and their to story‘s post this.

Need to read it again

Lisa_lost You need to lend it to me!! 8mo
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Good read, Confronting. Didn‘t realise it was based on a true story until the end.

Story of polish ‘rabbits‘ during WWII

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Like a Netflix series, entertaining and hard to put down. Not necessarily amazing though