Category Archives: Fiction

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Jane Harper is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. She has the uncanny ability to take the ordinary and create mystery and suspense seemingly out of thin air. An ordinary corporate retreat camping in the woods in her hands … Continue reading

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

I wanted to love this book. I wanted to engage with the characters and learn from them but somehow it all became dull and lifeless. I hope that those of you who did love this book will let me know … Continue reading

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Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

In 1951, Yun Ling Teoh makes her way to the Cameron Highlands of Malaya. Scarred and traumatized by her experiences during the war in a Japanese concentration camp, she needs time to heal and find a way to live again.  … Continue reading

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The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Translated by William Frost

Detective Carl Mørk, Assad, Gordon and Rose of Department Q of the Copenhagen Police Department are by now great friends of mine. Detective Mørk is a curmudgeonly old school cop, Assad is perceptive and thinks outside the box, Gordon is … Continue reading

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Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Between 2005 and 2009, in a Mennonite community called the Manitoba Colony in a remote part of Bolivia, women and girls were systematically attacked, sexually assaulted, raped and abused. Some of them who were pregnant at the time of their … Continue reading

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

During WWII, the men left for the war leaving behind the women and children behind.  Although many books, both fiction and non-fiction, have been written about the heroism of the men fighting at the front, the stories of the women … Continue reading

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Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

It is a dark winter’s night. All the locals are gathered at the old inn telling stories, and exchanging news, when suddenly the door swings open letting in the cold wind and rain. A stranger stands in the doorway holding … Continue reading

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