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About meI am a pediatric hospitalist (inpatient pediatrician) based in Atlanta, but I am originally from the Northeast (northern New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia). I primarily enjoy world literature, including literature written by immigrants to North America and Europe, and nonfictional and fictional works about medicine.

I'm participating in the 75 Books Challenge and Club Read again this year. I created the Booker Prize group in 2011, and I plan to read all of the longlisted novels in 2015.

Books I've Read in 2015:

1. Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers (review)
2. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (review)
3. A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
4. A Distant Father by Antonio Skármeta
5. Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
6. The Calcutta Chromsome by Amitav Ghosh

7. In the City By the Sea by Kamila Shamsie
8. The Work: A Search for a Life That Matters by Wes Moore

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Amazon's Kindle, And Other Stories, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Booker Prize, Club Read 2015, It's a LondonThing, Jazz Music Fansshow all groups

Favorite authorsTash Aw, James Baldwin, Albert Camus, Iris Chang, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Edwidge Danticat, Toi Derricotte, Jean Echenoz, Ralph Ellison, Shūsaku Endō, Tan Twan Eng, J. G. Farrell, Aminatta Forna, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Terrance Hayes, Ha Jin, Tony Judt, Elias Khoury, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Victor LaValle, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alain Mabanckou, Naguib Mahfouz, Hilary Mantel, Carson McCullers, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, Sherwin B. Nuland, Kenzaburō Ōe, Danielle Ofri, George Orwell, Amos Oz, Georges Perec, Caryl Phillips, Roy Porter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Colm Tóibín, Natasha Trethewey, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Abraham Verghese, William Julius Wilson, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAardvark Books, Barnes and Noble - Emory University Bookstore, Book Culture, BookCourt, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Brick Lane Bookshop, Carlos Museum Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, Engineer's Bookstore, Foyles, Green Apple Books, Idlewild Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, London Review Bookshop, National Theatre Bookshop, Penn Book Center, Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road, South Bank Book Market, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, Topping & Company, University Press Books

Favorite librariesCollege of Physicians of Philadelphia -- Historical Medical Library and Wood Institute, Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Robert W. Woodruff Library (Emory University)

Other favoritesAJC Decatur Book Festival, National Theatre, Georgia Center for the Book, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ivy Hall (SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design), Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, The Commonwealth Club of California

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, Beacon Press, Bellevue Literary Press, Chin Music Press, Columbia University Press, NYRB Classics, NYRB Collections, PublicAffairs, University of California Press, Yale University Press

Favorite listsBest Israeli Reading, Top Five Books of 2013

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Real nameDarryl

LocationAtlanta, GA

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Member sinceJun 8, 2006

Currently readingTrusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine by Jonathan B. Imber
A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel by Marlon James

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