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

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Christina Alberta's Father
H.G. Wells
Chemistry
Weike Wang
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Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
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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.