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The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Imperfectionists

Ann Shankland, January 20, 2012

Rachman captures the personalities, narratives, and back stories of those involved in publishing an English-language newspaper based in Rome(think a less professional version of the International Herald Tribune), which is undergoing a slow and likely inevitable death. Yes, there were more dramatic, more political titles that I read, but in the otherwise grim year of 2011 I appreciated the humor, poignancy, and craft in the depictions of the characters, each one featured in an individual chapter. As a reader, you get to see an individual from both the inside and as part of the whole enterprise as viewed by other staff. I rarely have the luxury of reading a book twice (so many books, so little time), but I did so for this book.
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