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Landays

Some voices are so distant and forbidden, to hear then is nearly miraculous. Add to that an unexpected source for this connection. But most surprising and disarming are the qualities of these voices: beautiful, witty and piercing. The book “Landays” … Continue reading

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Le Road and História

Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift is book with many charms. The road trip is an unhurried ramble with her new husband around northwestern France. Two Americans on a honeymoon, on one level. But there are many levels to this … Continue reading

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the tao of travel

‘The Tao of Travel’ is a sampler of travel writing from different authors and times, collected by Paul Theroux.  It is also, in part, an appreciation by one travel writer of many others. And it seems like an exercise in … Continue reading

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ways of going home

Ways of Going Home is about many things. Things that depend upon and influence one another, like in life itseslf. Ways of Gong Home is deceptively small and easy to read. He includes little observations that have a very special, … Continue reading

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fallen words

Getting a jump on the reading challenge, and also exploring graphic storytelling, I read a Japanese book, “Fallen Words” by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. It is a remarkable dunk in another culture, which I know is one of the objectives of the … Continue reading

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