Michelle

Michelle is into linguistics and anything local: history, authors, trees, cats. She likes exploring the town and will always thank you lots for a hot cup of coffee and a good book recommendation.

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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553380965
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Published: Spectra Books - May 2nd, 2000

A nervous inventor, thieving ragamuffins, a struggling actress, corrupt politicians, and a girl who has to navigate Stephenson's imaginative and complicated cyberpunk society. A story about education, resources, crime, class, privilege, and the power of books.


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Obasan Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780385468862
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Published: Anchor Books - December 27th, 1993

I love the balance of this story: Naomi pieces together her earliest childhood memories with her aging grandmother's fractured recollections. The author constructs her prose with amazing care and describes a Canadian countryside rich in symbolism and historical signifigance.


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An Artist of the Floating World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679722663
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1989

One of Ishiguro's earlier works and the one that made me read all the rest. Like his later novels, this book guides the reader through a worried but ordinary mind in extraordinary circumstances. An aging and pensive Japanese artist kneads his faulty memory to recollect and justify his life and decisions before and during WWII. Put some time aside to read this one slowly and well!