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Someone At A Distance By Dorothy Whipple – Heart Wrenching Tale Of Choices, A Marriage And Two Women

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple - Heart wrenching Tale of Choices, a Marriage and Two Women

Someone at a Distance is the story of an ordinary family torn apart by the entry of a French woman named Louise. It is the story of trust …

Book Review : The Devotion Of Suspect X By Keigo Higashino

Book Review : The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

A single mom and her child are under the radar because of a murder. If the truth …

Book Review : A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness – Heartbreaking And “un-put-down-able”

Book Review : A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - Heartbreaking and "un-put-down-able"

A monster visits a boy seven minutes after midnight, offering to tell him stories. But what does he …

Ruby By Cynthia Bond – Madness And Magic In An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby by Cynthia Bond - Madness and Magic in An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby is the story of a girl and a boy, the persistence of their memories, the darkness …

Book Review : A Man Of Genius By Lynn Rosen

Book Review : A Man of Genius by Lynn Rosen

Samuel Grafton- Hall is an acclaimed architect who loves being praised and admired by everyone he is acquainted with. But at the heart of his fame …

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies That Lure You To Sweet Home By Carys Bray

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies that Lure you to Sweet Home by Carys Bray

Babies on sale? Babies of ice? How fascinating. It has been a while …

Recent book reviews

Someone At A Distance By Dorothy Whipple – Heart Wrenching Tale Of Choices, A Marriage And Two Women

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple - Heart wrenching Tale of Choices, a Marriage and Two Women

Someone at a Distance is the story of an ordinary family torn apart by the entry of a French woman named Louise. It is the story of trust …

Book Review : The Devotion Of Suspect X By Keigo Higashino

Book Review : The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

A single mom and her child are under the radar because of a murder. If the truth …

Book Review : A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness – Heartbreaking And “un-put-down-able”

Book Review : A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - Heartbreaking and "un-put-down-able"

A monster visits a boy seven minutes after midnight, offering to tell him stories. But what does he …

Ruby By Cynthia Bond – Madness And Magic In An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby by Cynthia Bond - Madness and Magic in An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby is the story of a girl and a boy, the persistence of their memories, the darkness …

Book Review : A Man Of Genius By Lynn Rosen

Book Review : A Man of Genius by Lynn Rosen

Samuel Grafton- Hall is an acclaimed architect who loves being praised and admired by everyone he is acquainted with. But at the heart of his fame …

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet By Becky Chambers – A Fantabulous Book Of Co-existing In Diversity

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – A Fantabulous Book of Co-existing in Diversity

The Wayfarer is a small spaceship captained by Ashby and fueled by algae. It specializes in punching…

The Bad Girl By Mario Vargas Llosa- Story Of A Not-so-happily-ever-after

The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa- Story of a not-so-happily-ever-after

Once upon a time a good boy met a bad girl. He fell madly in love …

The Miniaturist By Jessie Burton – Doll Houses, Uncanny Events. And A Late Review

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Doll houses, Uncanny Events. And a Late Review

An 18 year old wife, new to Amsterdam, is given a mysterious wedding gift …

Short Stories

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies That Lure You To Sweet Home By Carys Bray

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies that Lure you to Sweet Home by Carys Bray

Babies on sale? Babies of ice? How fascinating. It has been a while …

Book Review: The Grownup By Gillian Flynn

Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Even before we know her name, our narrator bombards us with her routine work schedule that …

Short Story: The Story Of A Painter By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Short Story: The Story of a Painter by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

A spooky read of a man’s dream of painting again the many pictures of…

Short Story: My Curls Have Blown All The Way To China By Amos Oz

Short Story: My Curls have Blown all the Way to China by Amos Oz

“My Curls Have Blown All the Way to China” starts off hilariously, with the narrator, Bracha, jotting down a list of winter clothes to buy, both for her and her husband. Her husband, Moshe, off handedly makes a remark that he is …

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