There Are Jews in My House

by Lara Vapnyar | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400033896 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 11/3/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I selected this book on 10/25/15 from The Book Thing of Baltimore whose mission is to put unwanted books into the hands of those who want them. Thank you very much!

This is one of 125 books that I brought home from The Book Thing that day. I made that visit with a friend of mine from Catonsville, Maryland, and her cousin from New Hampshire. Needless to say, I came home with the largest haul! :)

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I read another copy of this book in 2008. This is what I wrote about it after I read it:

I find these short stories intriguing. In each, the author explores one individual deeply and how that person relates to others. The author digs finely into the emotions of each narrator and exquisitely explores the puzzling and often conflicted feelings each one expresses. What makes the stories especially interesting is that some of the protagonists are children.

I cannot pick favorites out of this collection. These are beautifully rendered short stories not to be missed. I really have enjoyed each story on its own merit and think all of them are truly delightful. I am now eagerly looking for more short stories by this talented author.

I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

***The April 2017 Ultimate Challenge for Directions hosted by jumpingin. This book has the word IN in the title.

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, April 27, 2017
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 5 yrs ago (5/20/2017 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion And Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Journal Entry 5 by wingmom-oysterwing at Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Monday, September 25, 2017
Forgot to journal that I brought this book home from the GBF. I'm reading it this week during the days of introspection.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmom-oysterwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (10/11/2017 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA

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I enjoyed reading these short stories. I’m giving it to my friend Robbi at a book club dinner tonight. I think she’ll like this book.

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/19/2018 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion And Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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I enjoyed reading these short stories. I shared the book with a friend who recently returned it to me. Now I'll be releasing at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.

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Journal Entry 8 by wing6of8wing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, January 20, 2020
this book intrigued me -- it might get read sooner than some others because it is both small and filled with short stories.

Journal Entry 9 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, January 30, 2020
This book was so terribly Russian in flavor that it is astonishing that it was written in English rather than translated. A collection of stories spanning multiple eras and locations and examining the human condition with a keen awareness of human failings and, largely, a sense of fatalism. The first story, set in WWII Russia is a sad look at the limitations of friendship and the bases for many of the interactions we call friendship. Vera's Grove is lovely and heartbreakingly sad and, again, examines the limits and bases of relationships. I think my favorite in the entire book is the final story, about a young and naive teacher tasked with teaching sex ed to high school girls without a formal curriculum. The ending of the story is so hopeful that it made my impression of the entire book more positive.

Journal Entry 10 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (1/5/2021 UTC) at Silver Spring, Maryland USA

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This book is in the mail headed for Pasadena.

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Journal Entry 11 by LittleWhiteBird at Pasadena, California USA on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thank you, the book arrived here in Pasadena today.

Released 3 mos ago (1/20/2022 UTC) at Lake Avenue (see release notes for details) in Pasadena, California USA

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