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NOVEL SET IN PENNSYLVANIA

Some famous books you might not have known were set in Pennsylvania? As you know, the setting of a book determines many details about the story, but not only the natural landscape in which the characters move. Some authors create new worlds for their stories, while some choose places that are familiar. Here are three examples of authors who situated ...

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THAT WOMAN HAD A SPECIAL GIFT – Waiting for Austerlitz / Page by novel

……………………………. The Novak had a special gift – a disposition described in the pages of a book to her dear – to feel on its skin the imminence of the things, themselves or of others, including those of any stranger. She had stored a particular sentence, the one that whispered before every divination. “And since you know you cannot see ...

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LOVER – A novel by Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director, born in French Indochina on April 4, 1914. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a teacher. After her father’s death, her family had moved to Sadek, where the mother dies during a flood. She is sent to boarding school in Saigon, where she falls in love with ...

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FLAGS ABOVE HOTEL ARCADIA – Sinkholes / Novel page

………………………. The 16 flags above the entrance of Arcadia were driven by a slight breeze, that normally announced that season the arrival of bad weather and Cinzia Ynat watched from his window on the second floor of the hotel. When Pavel got out of the scanning window she, gave him a salute with her hand, not completely pull the red ...

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TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO THE VIBRANT INDIA – The God of Small Things / Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things https://www.amazon.com/God-Small-Things-Novel/dp/0812979656 is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated. This Man Booker prize-winner is set in India’s southern state Kerala, away from the glamour of Deli and Mumbai. Commenting as much on human nature as it does on Indian politics, religion and the ...

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INDIAN LOVE POEMS – Meena Alexander

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity. Indian Love Poems https://www.amazon.com/Indian-Poems-Everymans-Library-Pocket/dp/1400042259 features works from the classical languages of Sanskrit and Tamil and such later languages as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English. Ranging from the Kama Sutra (and earlier works up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora), Indian Love Poems, is a unique ...

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THE CHARM OF THE RIFT WALLEY – The Other Countryside / Novel page

THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE is the story of the end of a trip where Sabrina discovers that – in its lay volunteer experience without pay – when the horizons are tinged with pink, the diversity of places we find the east and a rising sun and warms more quickly that at our latitude, as well as discover a moon that you ...

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READING ON THE TRAIN – A leap into the unknown

A train journey can be a terrible thing or comic. Maybe you are not the son of a railwayman, but you too spent a lot of time daydreaming on trains. Sometimes, of the memory of a trip on the train we just have a broken pencil on a seat, a forgotten object from the traveling companion, which had not had ...

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THE LAST SUNBEAM – The Last Row / novel page

………………………….. Since returning from Rome, more and more frequently Giacomo lingered in the keep of the fortress, where scanning the horizon of that white vastness that seemed stretch endlessly. At dusk of that serene day, he saw the iced up streams, the cold wind has finished shaking the branches of the wood next to the river, where the crows dug ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY – November 1, 1496

………………………… He died in Krakow Filippo Bonaccorsi, Italian humanist and writer. BRANDA CASTIGLIONI – He was born in Milan, February 4, 1350, and was an Italian cardinal and humanist. He completed his studies in Milan, later attending the University of Pavia, where he taught law. Pope Boniface IX entrusted him with a mission to Cologne, Flanders, Hungary and Transylvania, and ...

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