Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Map of Time by Felix Palma, Translated by Nick Caistor

Set in London in 1888, this novel tells three intertwined stories: one about the loss suffered by someone who loved one of Jack the Ripper’s victims; another about a young woman who wants to escape to the future where she can … Continue reading

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The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen; Translated by Martin Aitken

Nete Hermanson has achieved much during the last twenty years. Overcoming a past that is both heartbreaking and scandalous, Nete has finally relaxed into her life in upper class society with her well connected and wealthy husband. And then in … Continue reading

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A True Novel by Minae Mizumura, Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

How do I describe this novel? It haunts me in ways that I find hard to articulate and even understand.  I picked this book up first, because it was about postwar Japan and secondly, it was about star crossed lovers-a … Continue reading

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The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller, otherwise known as the Lincoln Lawyer because he works out of the back of a Lincoln Town car, is chasing demons of the past in this new novel called The Gods of Guilt.  It all starts with a … Continue reading

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