Set in 1686, The Miniaturist is the tale of Nella, a Dutch country girl, who moves to Amsterdam after a semi-arranged marriage to find that being as a wife doesn’t live up to her naïve expectations. 86 more words
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I hadn’t originally intended to read this book (or this series), and I’m writing one review for the whole series. You’ll see why.
What happened was I read an article on banned books, and this was mentioned. 872 more words
***3 out of 5 stars
Asked to review Susan Barker’s The Incarnations, I jumped at the opportunity. English-Chinese literature, that is English language studies of Chinese culture, by writers such as Amy Tan, Pearl Buck, Jung Chang, Xue Xinran, and New Zealand’s own Suzanne Gee and Eva Wong Ng, have always intrigued me. 671 more words