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The Two Krishnas: A Novel
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
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Libba Bray
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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - Xiaolu Guo My step-mother gave it to my sister for Xmas, but she had already read it, so she gave it to me. She says that she loved it though and it like changed her life, and she actually skipped class to read it. It's fun reading books that mean a lot to other people.Twenty-three year old Z, of the unpronounceable (at least to British people) name, moves to London for a year to study English. Due to a linguistic misunderstanding, she ends up moving in with a British man in his forties, who becomes her guide through the English language, and so much more. At first I thought I'd have a hard time getting into the book, since it's written in (intentionally)poor English, but after the first chapter it didn't bother me. It does get progressively better as Z's skills improve.I really liked this book, the way it traced the growth and eventual death of a relationship, the connections between inner and outer life, how culture and language can influence our way of thinking and the way our lives unfold, and how love has no tense.