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…is a women’s prison in Afghanistan.

I just finished this last night, but don’t know what to say about it except that I DID enjoy this very much.

SEE ALSO: Khaled Hosseini

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Thank goodness I had just read The UnRuly Queen; it was a very hard act to follow.

I have always been fascinated by this woman – although I did NOT know she was of half-Arabian-descent.

What I DIDN’T expect was such a wonderful review of DECADES of-mid-Eastern history and politics…she really puts forth an interesting perspective and this book is highly recommended!

That’s all folks!

 

 

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Our strange Canadian AUGUST Holiday…I always associate this w/ my father’s B-Day [Aug 1st], but it was ‘late [7th, ELB’S B-Day] and I got all confused…

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Thanks to APII; I have known his mother since Grade III;
and AP I since/~ 1975

 

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There used to be a little treasure trove on the West side of Bay, below Wellesley, where you could pick up ALL kinds of publications, MOSTLY DIRT CHEAP.  Any body else remember…?

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Tombstones

My cousin and i used to drive around the then-much-smaller GTA and look @ old cemeteries. It is NOT macabre to go seeking them; they represent local history. Two interesting guides are shown here.

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winter-palace

Got lost in the actual biography [U CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!] – a large tome currently serving as a bookend somewhere…hope to report back by summer’s end…

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I got suckered into these by their seemingly historical/cultural back covers.

 

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DARK CROSSINGS  –eeks – had at MINIMUM A Harlequin LOGO ” the very end;
thought could be like Beverly Lewis

  1. CONSTANT HEART, THE
  2. FARTHING WILL DO -I was not familiar with life on the Channel Islands during WWII [Lillian Harry#1]
  3. HALF HIDDEN
  4. KEEP SMILING THOUGH – [Lillian Harry#2]
  5. SECRET LIFE of JOSEPHINE -[Erickson]  ok, this one ‘got’ me TOO! Gorgeous cover In my favourite colour…but i didn’t read closely, enough: WHAT-THE-H-is ‘Historical ENTERTAINMENT’, SVP? 17-07-31 [Box17-05]
    I WOULD  read her MANY prior NON-FICTION i.e., HISTORY, however.
  6. WHAT WE FIND…[Carr] what is ‘women’s fiction’, SVP?

 

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