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    I wanted to learn more about the MS St Louis after reading Henry Gallant's memoir.




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    It a tragic story, and an utter embarrassment for the United States and every other country that rejected them. Somewhere north of 80% of those on board would go on to die in concentration and/or workcamps. So sad.
    Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Something charming and "light", if a murder mystery can ever be fully light. A nice change of pace from some of the more recent reading I've done.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    Something charming and "light", if a murder mystery can ever be fully light. A nice change of pace from some of the more recent reading I've done.




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    This looks interesting. My wife and I have been daydreaming about the French countryside lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    This looks interesting. My wife and I have been daydreaming about the French countryside lately.
    You might enjoy it. Plenty of descriptions of the Dordogne and many discussions of food and wine.


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    About halfway theough and I'm usually not in to short stories but these were very well written.

    Summary from the publisher

    Set in a Native community in Maine,*Night of the Living Rez*is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.
    In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by*Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.*
    A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance,*Night of the Living Rez*is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
    About halfway theough and I'm usually not in to short stories but these were very well written.

    Summary from the publisher

    Set in a Native community in Maine,*Night of the Living Rez*is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.
    In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by*Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.*
    A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance,*Night of the Living Rez*is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction


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    This got a glowing review in the NY Times.


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    Since I enjoyed "The Body in the Castle Well", I thought I'd go back to the beginning of the series.



    I like this one even more. The book is a bit meatier and there are interesting references to the social and political issues in France around the turn if the (21st) century.


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    Wot u readin'?




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    Last edited by Kronos; Aug 6, 2022 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Added text.

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    Wot u readin'?

    On the whole, I thought this was well written and well plotted, but it faltered in the final third.





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