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Kate Forsyth
Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
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reviewed: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
May and Pearl are sisters living comfortably in decadent 1930's Shanghai and working as models. When the Japanese attack, th...
Shanghai Girls: A Novel - Lisa See
reviewed: The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel
I received this book as a Christmas present and started reading it without really knowing what it was about, apart from a vag...
The Twelve - Justin Cronin
reviewed: What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs
The subtitle of this book is 'A Crash Course in Current Affairs', and it pretty much does what it says on the tin. It's divi...
What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs - Tom Baird, Arthur House
reviewed: Shakespeare (The Illustrated and Updated Edition)
I mainly picked up this book because I love Bill Bryson, and will read anything he writes. I also loved Shakespeare back whe...
Shakespeare (The Illustrated and Updated Edition) - Bill Bryson
reviewed: Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir
The back of this memoir states that it is a book about a relationship between a fifty-one year old man and a seven year old g...
Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir - Margaux Fragoso
reviewed: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Before I share my thoughts on this book, I should probably explain the viewpoint I read it from. When I said in the introduc...
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything - Christopher Hitchens
reviewed: Villette (Modern Library Classics)
Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? For Lucy Snowe, the narrator of Villette, her entire life i...
Villette - A.S. Byatt, Charlotte Brontë, Ignes Sodre
reviewed: City of Sin: London and Its Vices
City of Sin is an examination of the oldest business in the world: prostitution. From brothels to Roman bath houses to moder...
City of Sin: London and Its Vices - Catharine Arnold
reviewed: The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
Godwin was born and raised in Africa and practised as a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe before becoming a foreign news corres...
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe - Peter Godwin
reviewed: Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
This biography tells the story of Wagler's Amish upbringing and his struggle between the comfort of his traditional life on o...
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir - Ira Wagler
reviewed: Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel
I recently read an ARC copy of Jerusalem Maiden. It tells the story of Esther, born into a very Orthodox Jewish community in...
Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel - Talia Carner
reviewed: Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid
I received this copy of Kraken through the publishers Abrams Books at NetGalley. It tells the under-rated story of squid (an...
Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid - Wendy   Williams
reviewed: Lily of the Nile
Lily Of The Nile is part one in a series of books about the life of Cleopatra's daughter Selene. Born and raised in Alexandr...
Lily of the Nile - Stephanie Dray
reviewed: Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel
India, 1974. Miss Timmins' School for Girls is a throwback from the British colonial days; now Indian parents send their chi...
Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel - Nayana Currimbhoy
reviewed: The Ninth Wife: A Novel
Bess Gray is a thirty-five year old folklorist who wants to settle down but can't find the right man. At a singles party she...
The Ninth Wife: A Novel - Amy Stolls

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