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Thursday, January 13, 2011


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Lisa at Greenbow

This book is a perfect start to the New Year also in correlation to the Chinese New Year that begins Feb 3, the year of the rabbit.


I read a review of this book a while ago in the NY Review of Books; it sounds fascinating. I then looked up de Waal's work, which is incredibly beautiful. The way he makes installations of simple objects is a unique and moving art.

Julie Siegel

You are inspiring me to renew my library card!

S. Adler Sobol

I read a review of this book along with an interview with the author in the recent past and placed it on my "books to read list". Your post has inspired me to seek it out immediately. Thanks, Linda! Susan


Thanks for mentioning the Year of the Rabbit, Lisa.

I think you would all like the book. It begins a bit slowly but then really takes off. Altoon, I think you in particular would appreciate his musings on art and objects.


Linda, thanks for posting your first book of the year. Your previous blog of the 52 books you read last year inspired me to try to read a book a week. Just finished my second book of the year, Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life, and my first book of the year was Armistead Maupin's Mary Ann in Autumn. Now to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a good read!

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