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Our posts have been read over 6.7 milion times. Our readers range from scholars from The Vatican Library,MacArthur Genius Grant Winners, publishing industry professionals to teenage book lovers.
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 our Interests.
- Ivan Bunin- Russian Émigré to Paris. Nobel Prize 1933
- Nicholas Underhill - USA- Author Yiddish Paris- first appearance on The Reading Life
- Erika Robuck - USA - author of seven works of historical fiction of which I have read six
- Helen Rappaport- USA - author of After the Romanovs- first appearance on The Reading Life
- Shasha Chorny - Russian Émigré to Paris - prolific multi-genre writer - first appearance on The Reading Life
- Ann Patchett- USA - historical fiction and marvelous essays
- Kristin Hannah - USA - author of the Nightingale and 23 other books. First appearance on The Reading Life
In July five works by Americans were featured and two by Russians who emigrated to France after the Revolution. Two writers, the Russians, are deceased, four are women, three men. Four writers were first featured in July.
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In July I read these works but did not post on them
- The Great Divorce by Kelly Link. 2006- included in Magic for Beginners - A Short Story
- A Cold Autumn by Ivan Bunin - 1944 - a Short Story
- The Moment Nothing Changed by Ann Pratchett - an essay. 2022
- Living and Dying with Marcel Proust by Christopher Pendergast
- Nazi Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.
For the eighth year I participated in Paris in July for which I read:
- Yiddish Paris by Nicholas Underwood - 2022
- After the Romanovs- Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque to Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport - 2022
- “Late Hour” -A Set in Paris Short Story by Ivan Bunin - 1938- translated by David Humphries -included in The Gentleman from San Francisco and other Stories--
- The Paris Tattoo” - An Essay by Ann Patchett - from her essay collection These Precious Days- 2022
- “Spindleshanks” - a set in Paris Short story by Shasha Chorny - 1932- a Russian Emirgé
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - 2015
The Reading Life entered year 14 on July 9, 2022