Akaha

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  by Lisa See Timeline: Akaha girl’s daily life in her tribe -gave away her baby –  learn and married and left hometown and then return – tea business – find the baby Akaha cultures and three generation’s life entwined with tea.  

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Resentment

The Atomic Weight of Love  by Elizabeth J Church Human beings get old and die in such a short time. Do we really have free will ? Will there always be another choice? But still I believe that it will make a difference if one is determined to change or to adapt, either is fine enough […]

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Life and Nothing

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by Rachel Joyce Audio book read by Jim Broadbent Different persons lead different lives, bearing different stories with others, troubling by different agony. every time read this book again, it feels good as once it was.  

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Break Free

Under the Visible Life  by Kim Echlin Well everybody dies in the end after struggling to break free or convincing oneself not to struggle because of “responsibility”. Katherine, half Canadian and half Chinese -her mother and her struggled through 1950’s hostile – married and had children – the husband  got addicted and constantly stay somewhere […]

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The History of Bees

The History of Bees  by Maja Lunde Audio book read by Joy Osmanski, Gibson Frazier and Steve West Fascinating stories, and even more is that all three stories in different time and space intertwined in the end in an unbelievable way. Interesting to find the book of the same name to be found by Tao in […]

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Cops on the Job

The Force  by Don Winslow How did we get here? Like anyplace else. A step at a time. A job that makes you face with the other side of the city and of human beings, and there’s no way to put yourself out of it by “sharing”.  Malone is clean and dirty in different stories […]

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Love and Pain

My Absolute Darling  by Gabriel Tallent Audiobook I an trying not to blame the victims for doing stupid things or being a coward, which they would do possibly blame themselves the same as we do,  because it’s much easier to see this way but helps nothing.

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Whakapapa

Tears of Rangi by Anne Salmond The way Māori see the world, their stories to explain how the world works, and early histories between Māori and Europeans. It’s amazing to find the similarity between Māori and Chinese culture with all the geological and linguistic insulation between them. The concepts hard  be translated into English, like hau, Whakapapa, pō, mārama and all the ancestral […]

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The Loop

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-Miss Peregrine Series, Book 1,  by Ransom Riggs Audiobook read by Jesse Bernstein Well this is not a thriller, despite a really dark, horrific cover, just a fantasy of a bunch of “peculiar” kids .

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