Monthly Archives: October 2006

book review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie

Mostly this is a book about loving books.  Two boys are removed from their city lives to be  re-educated in the mountains during the Cultural Revolution in China.  They get into mischief and both fall in love with a seamstress, … Continue reading

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book review: The Sixteen Pleasures, by Robert Hellenga

I happened to choose a great follow-up book to the Birth of Venus.  This one follows a twenty-something American woman traveling to Florence to repair and preserve what remains of the great libraries after the 1960′s floods.  She escapes a … Continue reading

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