House of Sand and Fog (Oprah's Book Club)

by Andre Dubus III | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 009928314X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 1/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, January 09, 2017
This is one of 48 books generously donated to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) by a family who lives on Atlantic Avenue. Thank you very, very much!

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

*** The It's All About Soap Challenge January 2017 hosted by BOOKWORMINUSALL. This book has the word AND (x2) in the title and the word AND in the author's name.

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, February 02, 2017
Caught!

Thank you for returning this book to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720). I'll be saving it to go out for Round #2.

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, September 14, 2017
I read another copy of this book in 2000. This is what I wrote about it after I read it...

Although House of Sand and Fog was compelling and I wanted to like it, I found several things quite disagreeable. I thought the characters of Kathy and Lester were despicable. I could neither empathize with either of them nor could I feel sorry for their involvement in the unfortunate predicaments of their own making. The author's use of first person for relating the story of Kathy and Colonel Behrani, while reverting to third person for Lester's story, was unnecessary and confusing. I also didn't particularly like the author's portrayal of a woman's psyche. He didn't get it right. Nevertheless, I did consider the portrayal of the Farsi Colonel Behrani and his family, complete with Persian customs, fascinating and very real. I also found myself identifying closely with Esmail, Colonel Behrani's son, who had the misfortune of becoming involved in a terrifying situation.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, September 14, 2017
My husband read this book before. He is rereading it now because he doesn't remember what happens in the book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, October 13, 2017
My husband found this book very interesting. He doesn't think he read it before.

Going out for Round #2....

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I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2018 Clean Start Release Challenge hosted by BOOKWORMINUSALL for zbird. The book's title contains the words OF and AND (x2). The author's name contains the word AND.

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Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 8 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, February 02, 2018
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 9 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA on Monday, March 05, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (3/17/2018 UTC) at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book in conjunction with a BCinDC (my local BookCrossing group) meetup today. This Starbucks has an OBCZ (Official BookCrossing Zone) so it's a great meet-up place...except that I dislike Starbucks coffee intensely and would prefer green beer today instead. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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I'm releasing this book for...

*** The 2018 4 Elements Release Challenge hosted by Firegirl. The book title contains the words FOG and SAND.

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