Come With Me To Babylon (Recommended)

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Come With Me to Babylon by Paul Levitt

Multiple (sometimes confusing) POVs highlight different downsides to American dreaming.

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The Japanese Lover (Recommended)

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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Marvelous romance intertwined with history, suffering, survival, and profound friendship.

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The Toss of a Lemon

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The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan

Couldn’t be less compelling. Lovely sentences, but reader tossed aside.

 

 

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Pu’Erh tea cakes at my local Chinese tea shop

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Recommended)

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Fascinating tea economy, astonishingly primitive tea-growing tribe, unique Chinese-American experiences.

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Al Franken. Giant of the Senate (Recommended)

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Al Franken. Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

How our political sausage is made. Horrifying. “But, surprisingly…upbeat!”*

*Credit for quote: How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days

**I listened to the audio version, read by Franken. Definitely the way to go — if you like funny voices with your American tragedy.

 

 

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The Metropol Hotel in 2017

If you loved, A Gentleman in Moscow, here’s where it took place.

http://metropol-moscow.ru/

 

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