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Jennifer Northington has commented on (5) products.

Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History

Jennifer Northington, April 1, 2007

Utterly simplistic and utterly moving. This goes beyond the graphic novel format to produce something that is so quietly true, it doesn't need exaggeration, flashy art, or any hype to get its message across.
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Persian Brides by Dorit Rabinyan
Persian Brides

Jennifer Northington, February 6, 2007

Utterly visceral and outrageous, Rabinyan's story of two young Persian jewesses delights with its candor and vividness, saddens with its pathos and misfortune, and amuses with almost every page. Periodically disturbing but ultimately endearing, the mythic time of childhood and superstition go hand in hand with the harsh realities of unfaithful husbands, pregnancy, and lost youth.
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Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime in Cooking
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime in Cooking

Jennifer Northington, February 1, 2007

I borrowed this book from the library, and it's quickly become apparent that I am going to need to own it. A basic recipe for just about anything you can think of, plus clear and concise explanations of common cooking techniques and their results, plus all of the wit, wisdom, and varied prose Julia Child can muster -- all put together, it makes one hell of a kitchen reference book. Indispensable for anyone who is learning to cook, or for that matter, anyone at all who cooks!
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Dancer by Colum McCann
Dancer

Jennifer Northington, January 29, 2007

The language itself is a dance, leaping from one narrator to the next, from correspondence to notes to lottery auctions and back to narrative again. dancer burns its images into your brain, both beautiful and sordid. After reading this and ZOLI, Colum McCann is my new go-to author.
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Zoli by Colum McCann
Zoli

Jennifer Northington, January 22, 2007

I've been fascinated from afar by Gypsies for as long as I can remember -- in fact, I can't remember what started the fascination. But aside from some random Google searches, ZOLI is the first real piece of Gypsy literature I've read, and I am so glad. McCann's language is beautiful -- simple, flexible, fluid enough to match different narrators without spinning you out of the story, and so evocative that I dreamt about Zoli's camp outside Trnava. The pages flew by, so don't be fooled by the heft of this book. I hope to enjoy his others as much.
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