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Review: 33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara

My Review:
I first became interested in the tumultuous history of the small island of Cuba when I took a Caribbean politics course in college.  It fascinated me that an island which is so geographically close to the United States could be so very different in its political system.  551 more words


BOOK REVIEW | The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | Book Two of the Neapolitan Novels

4.5/5 stars

From the publisher:
The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. 308 more words

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BOOK REVIEW | My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante | Book Two of the Neapolitan Novels

4.5/5 stars

From the publisher:
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. 446 more words

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The street kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini

The street kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Italian Fiction

Original title –  Ragazzi di Vita

Translator – Ann Goldstein

Source – review copy

Pier Paolo Pasolini is best known now as a filmmaker now and even the subject of a film of his own life  . 565 more words


#AW80Books - Slim, quirky and intoxicating - Amelie Nothomb's 'Petronille'

Pétronille by Amélie Nothomb (2014, translation by Alison Anderson) was this month’s reading  choice for my book group. While her parents are Belgian, Nothomb was born in Japan but currently lives in Paris. 352 more words


Review: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels #1) by Elena Ferrante

Whilst I really enjoyed this book, I still have to wonder what all the hype is about. The beginning is what kept me going though page after page. 258 more words


THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS imagines a world in which misogyny is taken to new extremes

The Natural Way of Things

By Charlotte Wood

Europa Editions: June 28, 2016

$17.00, 230 pages

Summer is seen as a time to read light-hearted, romantic novels or thrillers. 1,060 more words

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