Dave's Books He's Reading Because He Is No Longer Intimidated by Translated Works (Thanks to George Saunders), and One Collection of Poetry

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780553419467
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Published: Crown - November 2nd, 2021

The “intimate and expansive” (Time) memoir of “one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times), telling a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process

Home Reading Service: A Novel By Fabio Morábito, Curtis Bauer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fabio Morábito, Curtis Bauer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781635420722
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Published: Other Press - November 16th, 2021

In this poignant novel, a man guilty of a minor offense finds purpose unexpectedly by way of his punishment—reading to others.

Best Short Stories of Anton Chekov By Na Cover Image
By Na
ISBN: 9788184958546
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Published: Jaico Publishing House - July 1st, 2016

Considered by many as the greatest short story writer the world has seen, Anton Chekhov changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984856029
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.

The Blizzard Voices By Ted Kooser Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803259638
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Published: Bison Books - September 1st, 2006

2007 Book Sense Poetry Top Ten selection
2007 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Poetry, honoring Tom Pohrt (Illustrator)

This book is a collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the blizzard of January 12, 1888.