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I read historical fiction, mystery, foodie memoir, and well-crafted YA (sometimes other genres).

The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories

The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories - Susi Wyss I don't read nearly enough fiction from outside the U.S. There's a shift I notice, not just in the rhythms of storytelling, but in the way language plays out.The fact that I noticed it to such a degree says I need to read more multicultural literature.Also- ensemble interwoven stories are frustrating, even if they're attentively brought together at intervals. It's frustrating- you're with one character and then- whoomp, chapter's over, and here's someone else. There were loose ends.