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Ava Suri
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Pearl Buck - Pavilion of Women
Publisher: The John Day Company Year: 1946 Author: Pearl S. Buck Title: Pavilion of Women My reading spree of Asia based novels continues with Pearl S. Buck's Pavilion of Women.  I have read a few books of hers. The Good Earth , of course, it was very good....
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Swimming and Kerala
I cannot pinpoint the exact year when we visited Kerala. It was surely 1971 to 1973. It was most likely 1972. One of my father's friends was getting married in his village in Kerala. Alas, I don't remember the name of the village either. It was close to Coc...
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Margaret Drabble - The Red Queen
Publisher: Penguin Author: Margaret Drabble Author: The Red Queen It is a coincidence that my post on Lady Hyegyong's Memoirs directly precedes the review of this book. I have read other books in the meantime; I wasn't able to write about them as I was trav...
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Lady Hyegyong - The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong
Publisher: University of California Press Author: Lady Hyegyong Title: The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong Translator: JaHyun Kim Haboush I was reading one of my earlier posts today about Amanat's Inder Sabha  where I talked about references in popular (mass appea...
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Philip Roth - Goodbye Columbus
Publisher: Houghton Miffin Author: Philip Roth Title: Goodbye Columbus I read this book long back, in the late 1980s or early 1990's. I don't remember where I acquired a dog eared copy of this book. It was a big favorite of mine and I re-read the title stor...
Philip Roth - Goodbye Columbus
Philip Roth - Goodbye Columbus
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Kevin Kwan - Crazy Rich Asians
Publisher: Anchor Author: Kevin Kwan Title: Crazy Rich Asians The books starts with a bunch of Chinese who walk in the rain to their hotel, Carltons. The manager takes one look at the bedraggled orientals in his reception and refuses them entry. The lady he...
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Kamila Shamsie - Salt and Saffron
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Author: Kamila Shamsie Title: Salt and Saffron Scribd  threw up this book among a recommended reading shelf, based on my past choices. The name was intriguing and I picked up the book (i.e., opened the pages on the app) and dived r...
Kamila Shamsie - Salt and Saffron
Kamila Shamsie - Salt and Saffron
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Banana Yoshimoto - Goodbye Tsugumi
Publisher: Grove Press Author: Banana Yoshimoto Translator: Micheal Immerich Title: Goodbye Tsugumi I had heard good things about Banana Yoshimoto's first novel Kitchen . It took me a long time to get hold of it. As the book was too expensive for me at the ...
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Maeve Binchy - Nights of Rain and Stars
Publisher: Orion Author: Maeve Bincy Title: Nights of Rain and Stars We have several lovely ways of finding new books. Sometimes we find books by idly browsing through library shelves, leafing through some pages and deciding it is good to be taken. Sometime...
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Hope Mirlees - Lud-in-the-Mist
Publisher: Collins Author: Hope Mirrlees Title: Lud in the Mist It is curious how some books stay in your minds despite being largely forgotten.  All you remember is how impressed you were by the book, some details lingering, teasing you. I have often track...
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