Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Reading Life Review - April 2022

Row One

  1. Edith Olivier - UK. Author of The Love Child from The British Library Women Writers series.first appearance
  2. Maude Cairnes - UK - author of The Journey - from The British Women Writers Series - First Appearance 

Row Two

  1. Qian Julie Wang - China to USA - author of Beautiful Country - A Memoir. A very moving account of her and her parents emmigration from Bejing to New York City
  2. Nikolaus Wachsmann - USA- Author of KL- A History of The Nazi Concentration Camps - first appearance
  3. Louise Edrich - USA - Pulitzer Prize Winner

Row Three

  1. Ann Mah - USA - second appearance - Author of Mastering The Art of French Cooking and Kitchen Chinese
  2. Farah Ahmed - UK. Featured many times on The Reading Life
  3. Kurt Vonnegut- USA -first appearance 

The Reading Life is a multi-cultural book blog dedicated to the goals of literary globalism

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There have been 6,680,805 pages views since inception 

The top ten most viewed posts for April were all on short Stories 

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  4. The Netherlands 
  5. Russia
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  7. Germany 
  8. The UK
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In April I read five books upon which I did not post

Two were non- Fiction - 

  1. The Wages of Destruction- The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze
  2. Bitter Chocolate by Carol Off

Two Were Novels

  1. The Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  2. The Sleeping by Elizabeth Taylor

And one collection of poetry - Whispers of the Soul - New and Selected Poems by Patrica Greer


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