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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

November 22, 2014


A personal essay, a novel, a creative nonfiction, The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a difficult book to define. It's about a woman who is in love with a man who cannot be faithful, about a man who wants to live lightly yet cannot shake off his attachment to his wife, about the man's paramour, about the man in love with the paramour, and a dog who just wants to love and live. It's also about how the upheavals of war on the lives of ordinary men and women. It's about the philosophical principles of living lightly or heavily. Sometimes surreal, and strange, penned by Kundera's masterful writing, this book is an unforgettable read.

a good year by peter mayle and the Flips Flipping Pages

September 26, 2010


During the Flips Flipping Pages book discussion last September 18, the wine flowed. The reason for meeting was Peter Mayle’s bestselling novel, A Good Year. Published in 2004, it was adapted into a movie starring Russell Crowe in 2006.