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Book Reflections – The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

Blogger Anna kindly suggested I read The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. I really enjoyed the book. It spans WWII and features the Holocaust. I have read many accounts already … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

Blogger Anna kindly suggested I read The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif. I am grateful for the recommendation! I have not been to Egypt but I’ve spent time in … Continue reading

May 8, 2019 · 13 Comments

Book Reflections – The Strays by Emily Bitto

I read The Strays by Emily Bitto for book group. I had not heard of the book or author and I love that aspect of book group. The Strays is … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

I loved this book! My new Korean friend recomended I read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. It’s a dynastic story that spans nearly 100 years and follows five generations of … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery

I loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, so when I saw The Gourmet at the library I took a break from some heavy reading. The Gourmet (alternate … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a talented writer. The Children Act is the 3rd of his books that I’ve enjoyed reading; the others are Saturday and Atonement. I find it difficult to … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World by Oxford University Professor of History, Peter Frankopan is eye-opening. Frankopan summarises the activity since 2015 in all of … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · 10 Comments

Book Reflections – The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich

The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich is set in Istanbul in the 16th Century at the height of the Ottoman Empire. It’s a page turner that is interesting and easy … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

Book Reflections – The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

This book continually surprised me. It is a well-constructed novel with an unreliable narrator. Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier when he was 40 years old. He applied the … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Troubles by J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell wrote this excellent book in the 1970s. He was a great writer but died at only 44 years old when swept off a rock platform in Ireland while … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment
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