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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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How German Is It (Wie Deutsch Ist Es)
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Memoirs of an American Citizen - The Original Classic Edition
Robert Herrick

In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing

In the Year of Jubilee - George R. Gissing

Strong writing, interesting characters, and a story that kept me reading.  Not exactly inspiring, especially for women, and the ending didn't seem justified (beyond a main character just being a jerk).  I'm not quite sure what Gissing intended or how this fits with his other novels.