A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Mar 1, 2013 - Kashi (China) - 374 pages
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Like "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand "or "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the reader away to a different world.

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Julian Barnes does melancholy and grief with such beautiful restraint, and not the kind that comes off as self-denying or repressed but, instead, feels sacred. There is distance and privacy. He writes ... Read full review

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Substance: What should be an interesting view of the central Asian world of the early 1920s was marred for me by a cast I did not care for and a tawdry exposition. Style: Chapters alternate between the 1920s cast and the contemporary descendants of some. The writing is okay but not outstanding. Read full review

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Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council-funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at http: //delicatelittlebirds.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www.suzannejoinson.com.

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