Bezsenność w Czasie Karnawału – Janusz Głowacki

Let's start, as always, with the English translation of the title: Sleepless during Carnival. This is the last book by Głowacki, unfortunately, he died while writing it, so the text was edited by his wife Olena Leonenko-Głowacka. Głowacki was an amazing raconteur, my favorite of his books were autobiographical, full of anecdotes either about communism …

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – Matthew Sullivan

I bought this book at the Tattered Cover bookstore, during my visit to Denver, which is very fitting as its author worked there for w while. While I was there, I tried to buy books by local authors and clearly, I succeeded. It is partially a book about a bookstore, which is what caught my eye, …

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When I Hit You: Or the Portrait of a Writer as a Young Wife – Meena Kandasamy

It is not a pleasant book, it could not be given that the subject here is the first-person account of home abuse. Our narrator is a writer and a young wife when we first hear her voice she actually is no longer a wife. The first time she speaks to us is to reclaim her …

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