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what are we reading?


Mar 11 2003
04:22 pm

I too am reading mostly for school. Some of the things I’ve actually enjoyed reading are:

Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen – Larry McMurtry – although he does romanticize Texas quite a bit

Dreaming in Cuban – Cristina Garcia three generations of Cuban women I’m doing my research project on it, so you know I’m a fan.

Collector of Treasures – Bessie Head short stories from a Southern African writer

Regeneration – can’t remember the author about WWII poet Siegfried Sassoon who was put in a mental hosptial for protesting the war – very appropriate for now

I will always recommend:
Away by Jane Urquhart (Canadian)
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And to throw my two cents in about Kingsolver. I loved The Poisonwood Bible (and her earlier stuff). I must admit that the first chapter of Prodigal Summer threw me. It sounded like a cheesy romance novel, but after that first chapter, I settled in and really enjoyed it (but not as much as Poisonwood Bible).