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Sun, Aug. 22nd, 2004, 09:13 am
megancrewe: Seeking recommendations

I'm going on a bit of a non-fiction kick, and I'm looking for suggestions. I'd particularly like to read accounts of different cultures and societies, anthropological or historical, anything that gives a vivid picture of life in another time and/or place. Non-fiction tends to be a bit hard for me, so the more lively and engaging the narrative, the better.

Anyone?

mlc

Wed, Aug. 25th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
winter_ice

I got a couple of books I can lend out. Got a biography on a Buddhist nun called Cave in the Snow. A good retelling of an actual case in France some time back is The Return of Martin Guerre. I enjoyed both and neither are classified as fiction.

I also have a couple of actual ehtnograhies, but those are heavier reading. :)

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
megancrewe

If you wouldn't mind, could you bring them along to the next meeting so I can have a look at them and see if they're the sort of thing I had in mind? They certainly sound interesting. :)