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User Image oukele.kissina Posted: Mar 22, 2018 10:01 AM (UTC)
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This winter is taking its toll on me so I'll be at home for a couple of days, again.
This will give me the chance to get through the April #bookClubRead : #Masks by the #JapaneseAuthor #FumikoEnchi .
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" This is a curiously elegant and scandalous tale of sexual deception and revenge. Ibuki loves widow Yasuko who is young, charming and sparkling with intelligence as well as beauty. His friend, Mikame, desires her too but that is not the difficulty. What troubles Ibuki is the curious bond that has grown between Yasuko and her mother-in-law, Mieko, a handsome, cultivated yet jealous woman in her fifties, who is manipulating the relationship between Yasuko and the two men who love her.
In Masks, Enchi has crafter a stunning and understed novel of seduction and infidelity."
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#CurrentlyReading ; #Goodreads ; #EnglishBookClub ; @comeinbookshop ; #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite ; #Bookclub ; #ComeInBookshop ; #JapaneseLiterature ; #Instabook ; #Bookstagram ; #BooksAndTea . #VintageBooks ; #Paperbacks .
User Image oukele.kissina Posted: Feb 26, 2018 7:14 PM (UTC)
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Bookclub read for our next meeting : #Ceremony by the #NativeAmericanAuthor #LeslieMarmonSilko published by #@penguinclassics. @comeinbookshop ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Set in the insular world of the Laguna Pueblo Reservation but resonating far beyond, Ceremony tells the story of Tayo, an army veteran of mixed ancestry sho returns home to the reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself again in the Indian past and its traditions can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. "
Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of the #NativeAmericanLiterature . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite ; #EnglishBookClub ; #ComeInBookshop ; #BookClubReading ; #IGRead ; #ReadTheWorld ; #Goodreads ; #ReadingOnTheTrain ; #NativeAmericanHeritage ; #PenguinOrangeCollection ; #PenguinClassic ; #Instabooks ; #Bookstagram . #Paperbacks .
User Image comeinbookshop Posted: Feb 8, 2018 6:35 PM (UTC)

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Book # 3 of our #BookClub read : #BeforeWeVisitTheGoddess by #ChitraBanerjeeDivakaruni .
I'm not planning on going to that meeting as I'm not a fan of Indian Literature. However, as I am such an open minded person (sarcastic mode activated) I will read the #book as my friend and fellow book club member is sooooo sure that I will like it. History will tell ! 😎
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" The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover—but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she’d imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.

In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas—an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#Goodreads ; #CurrentlyReading ; #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite ; @comeinbookshop ; #EnglishBookClub ; #IndianLiterature ; #ReadTheWorld ; #IGReaders ; #Paperback ; #Novel ; #SimonAndSchuster ; #Bookstagram ; #Instabook ; #BooksAndTea . #LectureEnCours .
User Image oukele.kissina Posted: Feb 7, 2018 8:11 PM (UTC)
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Book # 3 of our #BookClub read : #BeforeWeVisitTheGoddess by #ChitraBanerjeeDivakaruni .
I'm not planning on going to that meeting as I'm not a fan of Indian Literature. However, as I am such an open minded person (sarcastic mode activated) I will read the #book as my friend and fellow book club member is sooooo sure that I will like it. History will tell ! 😎
@SimonAndSchuster ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
" The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover—but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she’d imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.

In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas—an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#Goodreads ; #CurrentlyReading ; #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite ; @comeinbookshop ; #EnglishBookClub ; #IndianLiterature ; #ReadTheWorld ; #IGReaders ; #Paperback ; #Novel ; #SimonAndSchuster ; #Bookstagram ; #Instabook ; #BooksAndTea . #LectureEnCours .
User Image comeinbookshop Posted: Jan 12, 2018 6:39 PM (UTC)
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Our second #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite is having its second meeting right now! This time, they're discusing Gate of the Sun by #EliasKhoury 📖✨ #comeinbookshop
User Image oukele.kissina Posted: Nov 9, 2017 7:24 PM (UTC)
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My friend has not only found a #bookclub in English in Barcelona, but she has also offered me the 1st #book of the #ReadingCycle #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite .
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#PetinaGappah ; #TheBookOfMemory ; #books ; #paperback ; #Fiction . #InstaBookClub .
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Memory, the narrator of The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between the past and the present, Memory weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate and the treachery of memory.
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#instabook ; #bookstagram ; #currentlyReading ; #LectureEnCours ; #Goodreads ; #lire ; #lecture ; #BooksAndBooze ; #MeGustaLeer ; #PassionLecture ; #Litterature ; #AfricanWriter ; #AfricanLiterature ; #WorldLiterature ; #BookClubReading ; #Booklover ; #Friends .
User Image oukele.kissina Posted: Dec 24, 2017 5:09 PM (UTC)
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I'd better put my skates on and start reading the 500 pages of the novel #GateOfTheSun by #EliasKhoury for the January #BookClub meeting.
The Book club theme is #WorldLiteratureIsNotOnlyWhite and with this 2nd #novel, we are taken to Lebanon and to Palestine.
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In a makeshift hospital in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Yunis, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma. His spiritual son Dr Khaleel ­­- who has no real medical qualifications - nurses the older man, refusing to admit that his hero may never regain consciousness.
In an attempt to revive his patient, Khaleel, like a modern-day Sheherazade, begins telling Yunis the stories of their people's exile in Lebanon. He evokes deserted peasant villages, the suffering caused by the Lebanese civil war and the refugees' hopes to return home with a subtle mixture of anger and compassion. Khaleel also narrates Yunis' own extraordinary life: his childhood in Palestine and his commitment as a member of the fedayeen.
Interweaves many true-life tales collected throughout Lebanon and its refugee camps over the course of seven years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#Goodreads ; #BookClubReads ; #BabElShams ; #ThePrizeOfPalestine ; #LebaneseLiterature ; #ReadTheWorld ; #EnglishBookClub ; #Reading ; #IGReads ; @comeinbookshop ; #Instabooks ; #Bookstagram ; #CurrentlyReading ; #LectureEnCours ; #ReadersOfInstagram ; #BooksAndTea . #BookNerd ; #ILoveReading .
User Image comeinbookshop Posted: Nov 24, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)

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The first Book Club meeting has been a success!!! A huge THANK YOU to all the bookclub members! ✨✨✨ #comeinbookclub #comeinbookshop #worldliteratureisnotonlywhite