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Excellent Things in Women


Sara Suleri Goodyear

This book is probably an excerpt from a longer memoir- it feels a bit out of context. Despite the disoriented feeling at the start, I really enjoyed this book. It is a memoir of postcolonial Pakistan, from the point of view of a woman who was at the time a child in a fairly well off household. The writing is beautiful, and one side effect of the way the book just starts without providing any background and then follows a narrative arc that is based more on the author's stream of consciousness than a linear timeline is that you are completely transported into its world. It is an interesting story, well-told, and well worth your time. (Also, it is currently free at Amazon and, so if you have a Kindle or a Nook, all you'll be spending to read it is your time.)

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The feeling of being immersed in the book's world
Excellent Things in Women book cover
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