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Congradulations:Wanda and Tea You won the Nelson Mandela Book

Congradulations Wanda and Tea please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com so I can  get the book out to you
Please stop by next Wed. for the next contest!

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy

Anuadha Roy 's book Atlas of Impossible Longing was published in 2008 by  Picador in India
by UK by Mac Lehose.  Her second novel"The Folded Earth" will be released in India by Hatchette Books
,then later in the United States by Free Press (which is an Imprint of Simon and Schuster)  Atlas oF Impossible Longing was shortlisted for the Crossword prize and Longlisted for Impac award..The only thing difficult writing a review for this book is that whatever other book reviews have said is pretty accurate and correct.Why restate the obvious? I thought the author's style of writing was brilliant, colorful and prose like.The story is about Bakul
a motherless girl who falls in love with Mukunda an orphan of a unknown caste.  Long before we get their
dilema  .   We first go to a small town  outside of Bengal where Bakul's grandparents live whick beomes the backdrop for everything, else.Kananbala , the grandmother is going insane  but noone, not even her husband,Amulya rea…

Harlem by Langston Hughes

   What happens to a dream deferred?
   doest it dry up
   like a raisin in the sun?
of fest like a sore
and then run?
Does it stink like
rotten meat?
or crust and sugar over
like a sugar sweet
Maybe it just sags
like a heay load.

Or does it explode?