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

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The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World
Rosalind Miles
My Century
Günter Grass
Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence
Kristen Ghodsee
Complete Short Stories (Virago Modern Classics)
Joanna Kingham, Elizabeth Taylor

Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist

"The benefits of reading literary fiction are many, ranging from making us more comfortable with ambiguity to honing our ability to pick up on the emotional states of others. Newly published research adds yet another positive outcome to that list: It can make us at least a little less racist."