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The Beach at Galle Road: Stories Hardcover – October 2, 2012
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Joanna Luloff was herself a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka...she was there for two years. Like most gifted story tellers, her powers of observation are keen and she translates this beautifully to the written word. Her portayal of a country during a civil and culteral war is both sensitive and intuitive, which gives the reader the feeling of understanding what it means to be in a country during a time of stress and change.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book. It is not a big book but it certainly tells a big tale. Another book group pick for me. So much to think about, so much to discuss. We are fortunate for the talents of story tellers such as Ms Luloff, whose experiences she shares with those of us who then are able to absorb some of them second hand. This is a beautiful book.
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This book was so accessible, even though I've never been to Sri Lanka, and it gave me a keen sense of place. I loved the characters and how their stories wove together. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by A.L.H.
Happy families, with bright, live-wire teenage daughters and cricket-mad sons, suffer and become obliterated in Sri Lanka's endless civil war. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by BassoProfundo