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Lives among the ruins

Books review of 'We crossed a bridge and it trembled' and The home that was our country'

Eiza Griswold | NYT 

WECROSSEDABRIDGEANDITTREMBLED  VoicesFromSyria  WendyPearlman  CustomHouse/HarperCollinsPublishers 290pages;$24.99 THEHOMETHATWASOURCOUNTRY AMemoirofSyria  AliaMalek NationBooks 334pages;$27.99 “Ilivedinacountrywheredyingwastaughttousfromchildhood,”thewriterSvetlanaAlexievichsaidinher2015NobelPrizeacceptancespeech.“Weweretaughtdeath.”AlexievichwasspeakingofBelarus,whereshegrewupandwhere,duringWorldWarII,2.2millionpeopledied— ...

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First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 22:41 IST
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