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Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”

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

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Uzma Jalaluddin “Ayesha at Last”

What comes first, love or marriage? Even people with the same religious background seem to…

Posted in Fantasy Fiction Magical Realism Science Fiction

Matt Haig “The Midnight Library”

‘Between life and death there is a library’, she said, ‘and within that library, the…

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 Autobiography, Memoir Fiction LGBT Switzerland

Fleur Jaeggy “Sweet Days of Discipline”

There have been many teenage, female protagonists in literature. We’ve witnessed the sexualization and abuse…

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Robert Galbraith “Cuckoo’s Calling”

The main character is a financially struggling private detective, Cormoran Strike, an Afghanistan war veteran…

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Willa Cather “Death Comes for the Archbishop”

A strong smell of campfire is permeating the traveler’s clothes and hair. After a long…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical Short Stories

“Vienna Tales”

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

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Posted in Fantasy Fiction Historical Magical Realism Nordic

Sjón “The blue fox”

Sjón is an Icelandic writer whose novel „The Blue Fox“ has been translated into many…

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Sylvia Plath „The Bell Jar“

I consumed every word, every letter and it nourished me like no book had ever…

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Søren Sveistrup „The Chestnut Man“

This gritty  and suspenseful Scandinavian thriller takes place in Copenhagen.  As the book begins, the…

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Fredrik Backman “Beartown”

“Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun,…

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Jennifer Niven „All the Bright Places“

Theodore Finch is a troublemaker and a misfit. Violet Markey is a popular girl who…

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Martha Wells “All Systems Red”

Artificial creatures, beings that are made and not born, have been described in oral history…

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Gerbrand Bakker „Detour“ (US title „Ten White Geese“)

A woman in her midlife is renting an old greystone Welsh farmhouse. She has left…