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The Girl Who Played Go
Shan Sa, Adriana Hunter
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Monsieur Ibraham

Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran & Oscar and the Lady in Pink - √Čric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Marjolijn De Jager

Two wonderfully enchanting stories that celebrate life, even though or maybe because it is so easy to become disillusioned. Two young boys, one in mental pain and the other physical both find mentors that help them through the dark times, help them find acceptance of others human frailties and in the process find peace within themselves.


Each story has its own set of circumstances and though I loved them both, I was partial to The lady in pink, even though that one is bittersweet, I just fell in love with the wise young Oscar.


Short fiction at its best.