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2005-02-14 , ,

Now here are two books with nothing more in common than the printed word:

  • [Dark Star by Alan Furst](http://isbn.nu/0312928459). A great espionage story set in 1937 Europe. Very atmospheric and remarkably realistic but I felt a little cheated by the unlikely tidying up, in near monologue, of the background story by the German spymaster Von Polanyi.
  • [Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott](http://isbn.nu/044990928X). A daily journal of her first year as a mother, it is funny, angry, witty, desperate, hopeful and a sometimes painfully intimate account of just how very badly damaged the author is. Still, I loved reading it.

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