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Maven Books

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

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Christina Alberta's Father
H.G. Wells
Weike Wang
Go, Went, Gone
Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
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Hans Fallada

Selected Stories of Sholem Aleichem

Selected Stories from Sholom Aleichem (Modern Library, 145.2) - Sholom Aleichem

I liked the writing style of these stories, and they were interesting in terms of where and who they focused on.  But a lot of the stories didn't really go anywhere and felt incomplete.  Some were more like portraits of individual characters, but without a story.  Others seemed to be heading to a climax, but then abruptly ended without any resolution.  A bit of a mixed bag, really.