Daily Archives: May 31, 2012

The Yacoubian Building

The Yacoubian Building by Al Awaa  Aswny 2003 / 246 pages The basic setting for Aswany’s 2003 book is Cairo circa 1985 and the troubles which were being evidenced there at that time.   The Yacoubian Building fictionalizes a real … Continue reading

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Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland 2011 / 448 pages narrated by Kimberly Farr / 15h.15m rating – 4 (and that’s generous) As far as I was concerned this book was really,  really 100% STUPID until the second half … Continue reading

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