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

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Complete Short Stories (Virago Modern Classics)
Joanna Kingham, Elizabeth Taylor
One Day a Year 1960 - 2000
Christa Wolf
The Autocracy of Mr Parham
H.G. Wells

The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer

The Way Things Were: A Novel - Aatish Taseer

I finally decided to quit on this, despite having already slogged through 361 pages.  It was just too heavy on origin of languages, Indian history I'm not at all familiar with, and a non-stop soap opera with characters I just had no interest in.  I just don't think it was written for me, or for a very wide audience at that.