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Reading Mondays: A-Z posts, again!

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For reading Mondays, I’ll talk a little about “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
I have just started reading the book, which is the account of one particular day in the life of a prisoner in Siberian concentration camps in Stalin’s era. It ought to be a bleak book, and talks about tremendous suffering, but somehow, it does not feel heavy—it shows how the human perception of what is normal may change over time, and how hope may blossom in unexpected places. Of course, the work and its author became famous in the West because the book has a distinct anti-communist/ anti-socialist tilt, but it goes beyond that.
Hope to finish it in a day or two, because I’m still trying to catch up with as many A-Z blogs as I can, and that takes time.
A few posts that I loved:
H is for Home by Dafeenah
H is for Hannah by Hannah Kincade
Hawks, Hooks by Writing Nut
H is for Herbs by K.C. Woolf
I is for Index Cards by Laura Marcella
Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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