So many fascinating details about the 1920s, India's legal system, and most importantly, the myriad different cultures, customs, and ethnic groups that make up India's complex society.
This book, while set in a charming Irish village, with a charming plot about a mobile library van, was difficult to love - at first.
How to Find Love in a BookshopHow to Find Love in a Bookshop Veronica Henry 9780735223493, Penguin Random House, Hardcover, $25, Pub. Date: August 15, 2017 Publisher Description: The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart. Nightingale Books, nestled on … Continue reading Book Review: How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Balli Kaur Jaswal 9780062645128, $27, William Morrow (HarperCollins), Pub. Date: June 13, 2017 Genres: adult fiction, international fiction, Indian fiction, women's fiction Short blurb: An engaging exploration of the clash between generations (parent/child), culture (Indian/British/British-born Indian), tradition vs updated ideas, expectation vs reality, and lies vs truth, told with fascinating … Continue reading Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter ISBN: 9780061928123 (Hardcover | Published June 12, 2012 | Harper) I'm in an informal book club with a group of lovely women my friend Jaime (a landscape architect) brought together. We came together to celebrate Jaime's birthday, and in a very natural way throughout the course of the evening, we decided … Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog, hosts a weekly top ten list meme.I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme because it … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays
The Story of Beautiful Girlby Rachel Simon9780446574464, Grand Central Publishing, $24.99Quietly enthralling. That's the first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe this book. The basic facts - the lives of 4 people interwoven over a period of 40 years - don't do justice to the elegant and simple way this novel unfolds … Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog, hosts a weekly top ten list meme.I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme because it … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts
Adult Fiction420 Characters by Lou Beach After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh All Yours by Claudia Pineiro, translated by Miranda FranceThe Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Bone Doll's Twin (The Tamir Triad, #1) by Lynn FlewellingBook by Robert Grudin Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy WoodDoc by Mary Doria RussellGalore … Continue reading Books I Discovered This Week: 11/27/11-12/03/11
I am Half-Sick of Shadowsby Alan Bradley9780385344012, $23.00, Delacorte Press (Random House)Another almost-indescribable Flavia de Luce adventure! Seriously, I'm not even worried about gushing too much, because every single novel in this series delivers. It's the best mash-up of a child protagonist's inquisitive nature, Sherlock Holmes's logic, historical literary fiction, murder mystery, and general good … Continue reading Book Review: I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley