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Unpopular Opinion: My Name Is Lucy Barton By Elizabeth Strout

Unpopular opinion: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton is a keenly observant narrative of the relationship between...

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend By Elena Ferrante

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Here ...

Book Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit By Jeanette Winterson

Book Review: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette pens down her life as an adopted child raised in Northern England and brought up on Bible...

Book Review: The Autograph Man By Zadie Smith

Book Review: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Twenty something Alex Li-Tandem is an obsessed fan. He lives in a world of blind idolization of a Hollywood actress…

Book Review: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas By Agatha Christie

Book Review: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

It is Christmas season and the Lee family gears up for a big reunion...

Book Review: The History Of Love By Nicole Krauss

Book Review: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to make her mother

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Unpopular Opinion: My Name Is Lucy Barton By Elizabeth Strout

Unpopular opinion: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton is a keenly observant narrative of the relationship between...

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend By Elena Ferrante

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Here ...

Book Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit By Jeanette Winterson

Book Review: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette pens down her life as an adopted child raised in Northern England and brought up on Bible...

Book Review: The Autograph Man By Zadie Smith

Book Review: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Twenty something Alex Li-Tandem is an obsessed fan. He lives in a world of blind…

Book Review: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas By Agatha Christie

Book Review: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

It is Christmas season and the Lee family gears up for a big reunion...

Book Review: The History Of Love By Nicole Krauss

Book Review: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to make her mother

Book Review: A Fine Balance By Rohinton Mistry

Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Four people from different backgrounds cross paths, what happens...

Book Review: The Warden By Anthony Trollope

Book Review: The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Warden is very much like its contemporaries, detailed...

Short Stories

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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