Category Archives: Foreign

The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories – Looking For Something New? This is it!

The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories By James Goldberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary Razia Shah—a promising, bright, suicidally-depressed seventeen-year-old living in New Delhi—has to tell herself a new story each day to convince herself to keep … Continue reading

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The Great Passage – How Can A Dictionary Change Your Life?

Book Review : The Great Passage By Shion Miura Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter Spoiler Alert! Summary A charmingly warm and hopeful story of love, friendship, and the power of human connection. Award-winning Japanese author Shion Miura’s novel is a reminder … Continue reading

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Still Waters – How Does A Swedish Mystery Differ From An American Novel?

Book Review : Still Waters Sandhamn Murders e-book By Viveca Sten Spoiler Alert! Summary On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, … Continue reading

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The Gray House – Is The House Sentient?

Book Review : The Gray House By Mariam Petrosyan Spoiler Alert! Summary The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled … Continue reading

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