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Maven Books

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

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
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 Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi

The Waiting Years - Fumiko Enchi, John Bester

A rather depressing tale of a Japanese woman's experiences in the late 18th and 19th centuries, beginning with the task of finding her husband a mistress. Much family drama throughout. The translation was a bit awkward, but the story was interesting.