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

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The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

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.