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Goal: Read novellas in November.
"Level I: Read one (just one!) novella by Nov. 30
Level II: Read four novellas (one each week, mayhaps?) by Nov. 30
Level III: Read eight novellas (two a week?) by Nov. 30
Level IV: AKA, the As Many As You Freakin’ Can by Nov. 30 level"
Books on hand tbr:
Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan) 54 pages
The 210th Day by Natsume Soseki (Japan) 90 pages
The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali (Nigeria)106 pages
Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras (France) 112 pages
Farwell Sidonia by Erich Hackl (Austria) 135 pages
On the Side of the Angels by Elizabeth Smart (Canada) 135 pages
The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) 145 pages
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali (Yemen) 167 pages
The Typist by Michael Knight (US) 185 pages
Brief reviews will be posted here as I complete them. Which have you read, or which interest you?
Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
A short but powerful masterpiece from Afghanistan. 4.5 stars Highly recommended reading for everyone, and very topical. This was my first experience reading Rahimi but I have his One Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fears my library and will be reading it soon. Then The Patience Stone when I acquire a copy.
Any comments on this book or author?
Also reviewed by The Boston Bibliophile
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