Masterpiece and other stories

by Yasmine Gooneratne | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 8187981210 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Katisha50 of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 6/3/2006
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by nordie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, June 3, 2006
Registered/Caught at the registration party

Journal Entry 2 by Katisha50 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, June 3, 2006
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Journal Entry 3 by Katisha50 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, August 5, 2006
Passing to LyzzyBee to give to people who enjoy reading this genre.

Journal Entry 4 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, August 6, 2006
Passed to me by katisha50 for themed release/passing to friends with similar tastes. Thank you!

I have managed to convince myself I don't *need* to read this one first - so status available.

Released 15 yrs ago (9/19/2006 UTC) at Kings Heath - York Road - Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Putting this into the new Official BookCrossing Zone at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, today.

Journal Entry 6 by wingKitchenGardenwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Now available on the Official BookCrossing Zone bookshelf in the Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

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Journal Entry 7 by wingKitchenGardenwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, November 12, 2006
This is no longer on the OBCZ shelf. Marking the book as travelling, pending a journal entry, in case anyone goes to look for it in the meantime.

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Journal Entry 8 by Katisha50 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, July 5, 2008
This has somehow found its way back to KGC - I picked it up there last Wednesday to release elsewhere.

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On the Bookcrossing stall at the fete to launch BCU's Teaching and Learning Festival.

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This book is released for the Never Judge A Book By Its Cover 2008 challenge - Week 27 (a word on the cover contains a letter X, Y or Z).

Journal Entry 10 by differenttree from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, July 12, 2008
This was picked up for me earlier this week, from the BC stall at the opening fete of the Teaching and Learning Festival, at Birmingham City University.

From a brief initial look, it appears to be a collection of 17 short stories, which examines various relationships in different countries and settings, by an Australian based Asian author, whose background includes doctoral research at Cambridge University, and an award for outstanding contributions to South Asian literature.

I am looking forward to reading the different stories, alongside other reading over the coming weeks, and the X, Y or Z on the cover is in the author's name - Yasmine.

Journal Entry 11 by differenttree at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, February 20, 2012
From the cover: Tales of love and loss, ancient legend and contemporary experience, enchantments of childhood and disillusionments of maturity. Tales that are witty, tender, subtle, true, rich in texture and characterization, coupled with an interplay of emotional power and keen understanding. Tales that constantly take the reader by surprise.

After reading: What we have here is a collection of 17 short stories where many of them are covering stand alone and independent subjects, but which then also includes a sequence of 7 stories, extracted from a novel in progress, all featuring members of the Wijesinha family.

It’s a refreshing combination to read about Indian communities based in “many countries and settings” (see About the Author) including outside of Asia, with the differing approaches and perspectives this can create, for example in Australia.

Extracting from a single novel in this way also allowed the author to elaborate further on various family and societal issues within the same family, often by expanding further on issues mentioned only slightly in an earlier tale, to create an intriguing experience for the reader. The character of Tsunami is also shown to fulfill the meaning of her name as she becomes involved in “progressive oscillatory waves … in ever widening cirles.”

Journal Entry 12 by differenttree at Scott Arms in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Released 10 yrs ago (2/21/2012 UTC) at Scott Arms in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Donated to my local Oxfam charity shop, in the hope that it may raise some funds for an international good cause.

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