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Sapiens. Youval Noah Harari.

Harari, Youval Noah. Sapiens.Hebrew Kinneret, Isreal, 2011, English translation Harvill Secker, London, 2014. NF;01/19. I stumbled onto this after reading an article by the author in the New Yorker. I think it’s brilliant in its way and Harari ranks for … Continue reading

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The Empathy Exams. Leslie Jamison.

Jamison, Leslie. The Empathy Exams. Gray Wolf, Minneapolis, 2014. NF; 12/18. I Met Fear on the Hill is a recent essay by Jamison published in Paris Review (227). Some of its insights caught my attention. A former husband of her … Continue reading

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Solar Bones. Mike McCormack.

McCormack, Mike. Solar Bones. Soho Press, New York, 2017. F;12/18. Samhain is a Celtic Festival observed in parts of Ireland on October 31. It represents the beginning of the “dark” part of the year, and is the ancestor of Halloween. … Continue reading

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The Overstory. Richard Powers, .

Powers, Richard. The Overstory. Norton & Co, New York, 2018. F;12/18. I fell into this long novel trolling through current (2018) prize-winners, and it passed the Kindle free-sample test, holding my interest past the teaser they offer. The cover did say … Continue reading

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Less. Andrew Sean Greer.

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. Little, Brown, New York, 2017. F;11/18. Here we have the 2018 Pulitzer fiction winner, and I think it’s very good. The character is really likable, and we understand that Greer changed the tone of the story … Continue reading

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City of Bohane. Kevin Barry.

Barry, Kevin. City of Bohane. Random House, London, 2011. F;11/18. I was surprised by the straightforward conclusion of Barry’s story The Coast of Leitrim in an October 2018 New Yorker. Could authors be beginning to turn away from slices of … Continue reading

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Azafran, Mendoza, Argentina.

October 2018 This small bistro is just a drop-dead classic Argentine delight. It was highly recommended online and that was fully justified. It’s located in the south Godoy Cruz residential neighbourhood of this sensuous city. The storefront is unassuming and when … Continue reading

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