Krijn

Krijn

The mystique of foreign places draws Krijn, and he enjoys reading stories that take you to different settings, near and far. If you can’t travel always and everywhere, at least you can always read, about anywhere. 

 

 


 

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Ventoux Cover Image
By Bert Wagendorp, Paul Vincent (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781642860177
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Published: World Editions - May 19th, 2019

 

Great story about old and renewed friendships, and observations about life and growing up. Cycling is a central theme, including two climbs up Mont Ventoux ,famous from the Tour de France, in their youth and later as they get together again. A feel-good, pleasant summer read.


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The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501192593
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

Fascinating story about Major Taylor, the first black person to become a world champion in sports. Biking was then the most popular sport in America. The extraordinary Taylor was a heroic athlete who broke racial barriers, battling Jim Crow laws and attitudes, even those of his colleagues. Inspiring and riveting.


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The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781572842458
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Published: Agate Bolden - February 5th, 2019

Beautiful, epic tale of World War II and race relations, following 3 characters. The war in the Pacific, Japanese prison camp, black tank battalion in Europe, and work at a shipyard in Mobile Alabama, are part of the story lines, set against a backdrop of race relations. This is a wonderful historical novel.


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Solitary Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129086
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Published: Grove Press - March 5th, 2019

Extremely powerful saga! "Fox" grew up in an environment that led to petty crime, just to survive. While locked up he's convicted of murder, but is innocent, and spends 40 years in solitary confinement. This is a story about institutionalized racism and inhumane conditions, but also about hope, and his unbreakable spirit and remaining sane, about friendship and inspiring and helping others. A superb memoir!


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Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062690982
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 4th, 2018

I just loved this - couldn't put it down. Epic, gorgeous tale of two brothers dealing with family tragedy, justice, revenge, aborigines and bloodshed, and guilt. Set in the 1800's at the edge of the Australian Outback, where life and the environment are harsh, but so beautifully described. Great Read!


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Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781476790541
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 8th, 2016

20-something Colin - punkrocker and zine publisher - decides to eat a 'slice of regular' at every Manhattan pizza place. He visits over 400 places, falls in love, gets sober, and gets attention all over the world. Included are some of the reviews - and they are funny. This is about his life, but leaves you craving for a great slice.


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Always Another Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642860009
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Published: World Editions - September 4th, 2018

I love this book! As her father was an exiled ANC member, she grew up in various African countries, and Canada and the USA, where she studied. Always pursuing her black African roots. After the end of Apartheid she returns "home". This is a beautitul, elegantly written, and at times moving story about belonging.


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Craving Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642860023
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Published: World Editions - October 2nd, 2018

Adorable story! When passing on a major street in Amsterdam, Elizabeth tells her daughter that she has cancer. Coco, in an insecure relationship, feels she need ot move back in with her mother. Well described characters include the ex-husband/father and stepmother. Poignant, but often funny. Really enjoyable to read.


The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292343
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 15th, 2018

King of Spies: The Dark Reign of an American Spymaster Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128861
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2018

The Dinner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385346856
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Published: Hogarth - October 29th, 2013

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393355871
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Cover Image
By Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781455542154
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 3rd, 2018