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Belletrista Issue 10

March 20, 2011

After a very tiring week, it’s a much-needed delight to catch up on the new issue of Belletrista.

I enjoyed the short stories by Amanda Michalopoulou and Vanessa Gebbie. Although very different, both are quite odd – in a good way.

As for the reviews, A Good Land by Nada Awar Jarrar goes onto my wishlist. Lebanon has always fascinated me so this tale of three people living through war in Beirut sounds right up my street. The Tea Lords, Hella S. Haasse’s novel about Dutch colonists in Java, also tempts me as it includes two of my favourite things – history and tea!

Posted by Char

1 Comment for this entry

  • Jana

    As always I find lots to love in any issue! I really enjoyed Cait’s review of Visitation, and Joyce’s review of A Riot of Goldfish. Actually, most of the books sound great.

    I thought both short stories were really interesting also – so different! And the conversation intrigued me more because everyone participating didn’t all agree that they loved the book (not much to talk about when people do, is there?)

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