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Book Reflections – The Caliph’s Splendor by Benson Bobrick

I’ve been saving this gem for a few years since I bought it second hand at the Lifeline book fair. I’d never heard of Benson Bobrick but this is his … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

For book group this month I drew on a recommendation from a dear friend in Norway and chose The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. I love Haruki Murakami‘s earlier … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Swing Time by Zadie Smith

White Teeth by Zadie Smith is a great book. When a second hand copy of Swing Time became available to me, I tucked it away as a treat to read … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

These reflections are from the translation by Mabel Lee of Soul Mountain by Nobel Prize winning author Gao Xingjian. I received this book as a birthday present 10 years ago … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · 8 Comments

Book Reflections – In Exile from the Land of Snows by John F Avedon

I picked up this book at the Lifeline second hand book fair. I remember becoming aware of Tibet in the 1980s as a child in eastern Australia. I have always … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

For book group this month we read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I won’t say much because I don’t want to spoil the suspense for you. It’s a compelling … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 6 Comments

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
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