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The Impossible Lives of Greta Walls by Andrew Sean Greer

Greta tries a treatment to jolt her out of a deep depression brought on by her dear twin brother’s, Felix’s, death. The treatment’s effects take her between her own time (1985) and two others – 1918 and 1941. She has … Continue reading

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This is Kya’s story. She’s known to the locals as Marsh Girl, having survived on her own in the marsh for years, where only the seagulls are her friends. But she does forge a few key relationships and even finds … Continue reading

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Bad Taste

Yes, the photo is from a concentration camp – Sachsenhausen, in fact. The “model” camp. “Work liberates” is the rough translation of the horrible euphemism on the gate. Right after I took this picture, a guy asked me to take … Continue reading

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Stupid Tourist

from my travel journal: 19 july 09 kathmandu, nepal I felt like a stupid tourist at Pashupatinath. Zsoka had said, “Go see the burning bodies.” But it didn’t register until I was there that I was trespassing (or so it … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes

from my travel journal: 19 july 09 kathmandu, nepal All Kathandu’s traffic—foot, bicycle, auto—travelled and converged together in a water-like swirl down the main streets. The amount of hassling was high, but maybe that was requisite because the energy was … Continue reading

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Otter Snippet

from my travel journal: 18 july 09 driving to kathmandu waterfalls streamed across the road, making our bus slow and letting us see how the locals were enjoying the surplus water. my glance up caught a jubilant boy on a … Continue reading

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Permit

from my travel journal: 16 july 09 some tibetan road Can’t forget our other driving adventure. We finally hit a relatively flat, paved patch of road. The bus pulled over. Our guide explained we all had to get out because … Continue reading

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