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I really shouldn't be writing this. It's because my loathing of filth makes me clearly unsuitable to make an unbiased critique. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Judith Ashley Banks
In the last one month I have read three books by Anita Desai, but this is only my first review out of the three. Read morePublished 21 months ago by b00k r3vi3ws
This is a heart wrenching, wonderful book. It will be impossible to forget the character Baumgartner and what Bombay was like for him. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Susan Marx
The teen-aged Hugo Baumgartner is sent to Calcutta via Venice when his family's furniture business is destroyed by the Nazis, his father is sent to a concentration camp, and his... Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by thing two
I read this book on a long plane ride. Well, it was okay...not special, though intermittently interesting. Read morePublished on December 20, 2006 by Aditya Dua
This is a stunning novel that cannot be summed up by the back of the book. Everyone can relate to it despite it's specific and foreign subject matter. Read it!Published on September 25, 2005 by S. Osborn
Baumgartner fed the cats on restaurant leftovers. Under the circumstances he had to patronize the cafes. Read morePublished on August 16, 2005 by Mary E. Sibley