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The Lowland

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Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity ...

J

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Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. Kevern doesn't know ...

A Tale for the Time Being

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In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she ...

Mailbox Mondays: October 21, 2013

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued and hosted by Gina of Book Dragon's Lair this month. Ooh, what a windfall of lovely books last week! Just in time for Man Booker season, I received 2 Man Booker shortlist books. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo is the most colorful ...

Man Booker 2013 Shortlist Announced

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And the books that made it to the shortlist are: We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton Harvest - Jim Crace The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri A Tale For The Time Being - Ruth Ozeki The Testament of Mary - Colm Toibin The book that I was rather hopelessly gunning for here - The Kills by Richard ...