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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland
The Kashmir Shawl - Rosie Thomas

3.5 rounded down

I would *really* have liked to have given this book a 4 or 4.5 star rating, but I just couldn't. The writing was too uneven. The plotting was very interesting and the interweaving of the storylines was fun (though not always plausible). The book did inspire an interest in Indian/Pakistani culture and politics that I have not had before. I just wish there had been a tighter hand in the editing process to make this a brilliant book instead of an average one.