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This is a wonderful debut novel, expertly crafted and beautifully written.
This is a very subtle description of a man's point of view as a refugee from Ethiopia living in the Washington, D.C. area.
That's what happened when I finished Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.
Fascinating account of inter-racial life in a DC neighborhood. The story line felt very real and was moving. Good primer for someone moving to DC.Published 2 months ago by Jenean Eleanor McKay
I picked Dinaw Mengestu's first book after being recommended it by my brother who went to the same MFA in Writing program as him at Columbia. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph Landes
We had this for our book club. We love learning about other cultures. Right now, I have a memory block having ready many books since.Published 2 months ago by Frances Eddy
This book takes place in DC, where I live, and the main character is an Ethiopian immigrant. It gave me an enhanced sense of the experiences of educated immigrants coming to the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by DRons
Having lived in northern Virginia most of my life and having spent countless days and nights in D.C., this book paints a rich picture of the city in transition. Read morePublished 9 months ago by GS
This is a very subtle description of a man's point of view as a refugee from Ethiopia living in the Washington, D.C. area. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ai chi teacher
This is a story told by the main character, Sepha Stephanos, a Ethiopian owner of a small shop in the rundown Logan Circle area of Washington, D.C. Read morePublished 11 months ago by William H. Edwards
Beautifully written and engaging. I really enjoyed his descriptions of places that are so familiar to me. The ending was a little flat, but realistic.Published 11 months ago by Virginia Dare
Front the 1st page to the last, I so felt for the author. I so wanted him to to have his life with his neighbor and her daughter. Read morePublished 12 months ago by CSH