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Book Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
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Book Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Synopsis from Barnes & Noble: “This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar…

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Book Review: The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Synopsis from Goodreads: ” The acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven returns with a breathtaking, skillfully wrought story of four women and the unbreakable ties they share. As university students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world….