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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

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

When the Emperor Was Divine - Julie Otsuka

A wonderfully-written story about a Japanese family's experiences during World War II, in which they are taken away to an internment camp in Utah. I really enjoyed the writing style, though the story itself was disturbing since it was based on actual happenings. It's quite interesting to read at a time like this and is a reminder of a shameful time in the United States' history.