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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One
   With a start Malika realized that the figure huddled in front of them was a woman. She lay in the middle of the street, crouched in a ball, and was trying to fend off the blows. But the …
Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the
  If you walked into any village in all of Bhutan and shouted "Karma", a quarter of the heads would turn. There are only about fifty names in the whole country... There are no familial …
Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch
Russell Wiley is facing a crisis - at home and at work. At a time when the newspaper industry is struggling and declining, Russell is working hard to win back contracts and find ways to keep the old customers …
reviewed Blankets. October 17, 2010
Blankets
Ever read a memoir in graphic format? I grew up equating anything with pictures = comics. And I just recently read my first memoir graphic "novel" (something I never believed possible). In fact, …
reviewed One Amazing Thing. June 17, 2010
One Amazing Thing
In an unnamed American city, seven customers and two officials remained in the visa office of an Indian consulate, during the late afternoon, each lost in his or her own thoughts, when an earthquake struck. …
reviewed Hidden Wives. June 08, 2010
Hidden Wives
Rachel and Sara are fifteen, an age by when they should be married. In Utah's secret Blood of the Lamb community, that is. When the book begins, their father is taking them to see the prophet to decide …
reviewed Summer at Tiffany. June 07, 2010
Summer at Tiffany
Do you remember the best summer of your life?      And so begins this memoir that spans one summer in a girl's life.  I didn't think much about the question when I started …
reviewed The Lumby Lines. June 05, 2010
The Lumby Lines
There is a discussion question at the end of the book mentioning about readers who want to escape to Lumby soon as they finish the book, since it appears to be a place where life is easier, people are …
reviewed The Arrival. June 05, 2010
The Arrival
What more can I say about this book that has been raved about a lot already?      I think...   When I first decided to read this, I wasn't sure exactly how I will find …
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
CeeCee's mother believes she is a beauty queen. In fact, she was the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. She trots around town in her tiara and the cheap prom gowns she gets at the nearby Goodwill store. In …
reviewed Asterios Polyp. June 05, 2010
Asterios Polyp
I quite liked the way this story is told. The splash of colors used made things very lively and sharp. Even for a graphic novel, it has some really memorable characters and deeply evocative character …
reviewed Chicken with Plums. May 18, 2010
Chicken with Plums
I am a big fan a Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels. This is yet another one that didn't disappoint, and I connected with this book more than I expected to.       I think...    …
reviewed Climbing the Stairs. May 13, 2010
Climbing the Stairs
 I really loved this book so much that I couldn't stop myself from writing a slightly long review. But then I've rated this WOW, so that's justification enough.       I think...   …
reviewed What the Dead Know. May 12, 2010
What the Dead Know
What the Dead Know has some very vivid characters. I could almost love or hate some of the characters strongly. The woman-in-accident was a vibrant character,who I hated from page one. That's saying …
reviewed Push: A Novel. May 11, 2010
Push: A Novel
Several years ago, when I was still in high school and believed that although the world wasn't wholly good, it wasn't too bad either, I came across a news item of an eight-year old girl in a Middle East …
reviewed Speak. May 05, 2010
Speak
I'm usually not a big fan of YA lit, though I love reading YA book reviews and also indiscriminately add them to my TBR. Speak surprised me. I actually connected with this book.    …
reviewed A Walk to Remember. May 05, 2010
A Walk to Remember
I might never have read this book if not for the movie, by the same name. I was enamored by the movie, enough to want to read the book. As happens almost all the time, there were really big differences …
Geometry of Sisters
 The Geometry of Sisters was actually good. It just wasn't for me.       I think...    The Geometry of Sisters starts with Maura Shaw moving away …
reviewed Columbine. May 02, 2010
Columbine
I still remember sitting in front of the TV on the morning of April 21st, 1999, as I did every morning before leaving for school. I was 15 and had just started my 10th grade in a school in Dubai. Columbine …
reviewed Glorious. May 02, 2010
Glorious
This was an un-put-downable book for me! I usually take breaks in between reading, but this one book had my attention all throughout that I just couldn't step out even for a brief moment. I was initially …
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