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This novel about one family’s evolution through the ups and downs of modern Burmese history is beautifully crafted, engaging, and eye-opening. The story, based on actual events in the author’s family going back several generations, offers a unique window into the political and cultural turmoil that has enveloped Burma since World War Two, including the travails and contradictions of the political opposition and the evolution of the country and its people up until today. An exemplary work by a wonderful young writer who brings to life a part of the world we’re aware of but too often ignore.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780802126450
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2017

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The author makes no pretense of journalistic objectivity in this excellent political book, but instead makes the case that external forces were part of what undid Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Bordo, a respected feminist academic and author of a previous biography of Anne Boleyn, blogged almost daily during the presidential race and turned her real-time observations into this book. Most in her crosshairs are Bernie Sanders, James Comey, and the press. For those looking for a smart defense of Hillary in 2016, this is it.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781612196633
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Published: Melville House Publishing - April 4th, 2017

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Mohsin Hamid has consistently shown his brilliance at using literature to capture the tensions between Islam and the West, tensions that play out globally and in the granularity of people’s lives. His new novel is another testament to the power of his spare, elegant writing, and demonstrates his fearlessness in treading on uncomfortable political ground. A love story at its core, the novel exposes disquieting truths about secular and fundamentalist interpretations of religion, culture, and community. Moments of magical realism provide a potent metaphorical backdrop to the story, much of which takes place in a country never named. A stunning novel.

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ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

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