Posted in Asia Cultural Fiction Humor Japan

Sayaka Murata “Convenience Store Woman”

Keiko, a 36-year-old woman, has been working in a convenience store for eighteen years. It…

Posted in America Cultural Fiction Historical

Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”

I stumbled upon Sue Monk Kidd’s „The Invention of Wings“ while looking for „The Secret…

Posted in Autobiography, Memoir Children Cultural Fiction Guatemala Maya South America War

Rigoberta Menchú & Dante Liano „The girl from Chimel: tales from a Mayan village“

Have you ever looked at the small coloured stones in the river magnified through the…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical Short Stories

“Vienna Tales”

Vienna is situated in the heart of Europe. If I think about Vienna, there are…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical War

Mary Lynn Bracht “White Chrysanthemum”

“Some historians believe fifty thousand to two hundred thousand Korean women and girls were stolen,…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical War

Tan Twan Eng “The Garden of Evening Mists”

“From what you’ve been telling me, it’s just about aesthetics, isn’t it? The garden I…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical Nobel Prize

Mo Yan “Big Breasts and Wide Hips”

This book is a winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Mo Yan is most…

Posted in Cultural Fantasy Fiction Magical Realism

Haruki Murakami “Kafka on the Shore”

If you like to read something unordinary and little bit surreal, then that is a…