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2007-07-04 - 12:51 p.m.

I greatly enjoyed reading Bina Shah's new book, Blessings, a collection of sobering, thoughtful stories set in Pakistan. She has a graceful way with words, and a compassion that allows her to really get inside her characters' heads.

Cool word find: "ambit" meaning "scope" or "span." I've never stopped to consider the root of the word "ambitious."

I wonder what other obscure nouns are hiding behind their more popular adjective forms, as we sit here unawares...

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