Reading Female Chauvinist Pigs, Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, by Ariel Levy. It's for her book group. Every quarter, they read three books, usually from different genres. For their next meeting they are also reading Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson and, written by David Eggers, What is What, the autobigraphy of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee. She recently heard Mr. Achak Deng speak in San Ramon (I think she said San Ramon). Though the book is to the best of his recollections, it is classified as fiction, she said, because of the Frey scandal with A Thousand Little Pieces.

Her favorite books of all time--One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller; and The Poisonwoood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.

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Kennethwongsf said...

I read One Hundred Years of Solitude years ago, but still vividly remember its colorful cast of characters from the village of Mocondo: Rebeca, who sucks her fingers and eats dirt (literally); Remedios the Beauty, who wonders around the house naked and doesn't know how to use silverware; Don Apolinar, the disgraced Magistrate; and many more. I had trouble seperating the names of the characters, however. Since the Mocondo families like to recycle their sir names, the whole saga is littered with various people, all similarly named Josie Arcadio, Segundo, or Buendía.