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French Quarter Drinking Companion – Allison Alsup, Elizabeth Pearce, and Richard Read

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) Imagine hitting every watering hole in New Orleans and soaking in the ambiance and the cocktails! These writers must have had a lot of fun doing research for this book. French Quarter Drinking Companion takes you … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce for Beginners – Kirstin Chen

(Reviewed by JD Jung) One pushed me to return to America, the other urged me to pull out the knife, let the wound heal, and remain in Singapore. But I was done choosing sides, pleasing one over the other.  From … Continue reading

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Together Tea – Marjan Kamali

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Darya loved to calculate the statistic of available Persian bachelors, factoring in their attributes, family histories, education, the probability for divorce. She had her very own system of assigning numbers to certain qualities… Darya was so … Continue reading

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Rose of Málaga – Bobbi Verdugo

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) “… the greatest thing about Malagueños is that they will never ask you about your past or ask you to divulge.” That’s why Rose felt so comfortable here. People came to Málaga to go unnoticed. That … Continue reading

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Tides Ebb as Islands Dream – Brian J. English, Ph.D

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) Rule #1: Don’t try to understand anything. This was Sean’s primary rule as he began his assignment at the village of Gilutongan in the Olango Islands in the Philippines. Like so many Peace Corps volunteers, he … Continue reading

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Paris I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Ways. – Ruth Yunker

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) “…if one comes back often enough and stays long enough, the Parisian precision, their prickliness, and the inability to play fair, will begin to matter less and less-“ Few Americans can appreciate the subtle cultural differences … Continue reading

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