Monthly Archives: March 2016

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Yann Martel burst onto the literary scene with his award winning seafaring fable, The Life of Pi.  Now fifteen years later he has returned with another story about the meaning of loss and the way we journey through grief. Set … Continue reading

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The Expatriates: A Novel by Janice Y. K. Lee

Living abroad can be both exciting and challenging.  Dealing with a new culture and language, and more importantly finding a place of your own in the constantly changing landscape of the expatriate community can be difficult. Mercy, a recent graduate … Continue reading

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The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Translated by William Frost

Carl Mørk, a Danish detective in charge of Department Q is taking a well deserved nap in his office when he gets a phone call from a police officer on the remote Danish island of Bornholm. After chatting a bit, Mørk … Continue reading

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Sometimes when there is so much buzz and hype about a book, like there was for this one, I get a bit resistant about reading it.  But, I am so glad that I overcame my resistance, because this is one … Continue reading

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