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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.) by Peter Hessler
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)

Johanna H, January 2, 2011

Extraordinary. "Oracle Bones" is one of the best-written books I've read in ages. Hessler writes with compassion, sardonic wit, and the love of an expatriate for his adopted land in this, the second of three non-fiction books of a modern China tearing itself away from its past. An English teacher and a journalist, Hessler descriptions of his former students are so vivid I kept wanting to hear more about them as time passed. I plan on reading the first book, "River Town," so I can get the background that I missed by reading the second book first. I plan on then reading the third book, "Country Driving," so I can follow Hessler's experiences further. I can't recommend "Oracle Bones" highly enough.
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