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Moor - an excerpt

Thanks to the kind interest of Isabel Fargo Cole & Katy Derbyshire an excerpt of my translation of Gunther Geltinger’s novel Moor appears in the final issue of No Man’s Land…thank you for reading

Alexander Booth

Novel Settings

InIHere are two novels set in times and places other than our own.   In “The Girl from the Garden” by Parnaz Foroutan, an elderly woman pieces together the tragedy of her ancestors’ Iranian Jewish household.   127 more words


The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Knopf (2015), Hardcover, 317 pages

As with past Kazuo Ishiguro novels, nothing is as it seems. Buried Giant is equal parts fantasy, historical fiction, action/adventure, and psychological investigation. 317 more words


Review: Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

Zola, writes Therese Raquin using the French naturalism genre he is famous for, in which he realistically molds the dark side of innate and universal human qualities, showing the reader how these traits and the choices we make because of them can alter our lives in unexpected and disturbing ways. 457 more words

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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

In Room, Emma Donoghue, challenges her reader to imagine the world of five-year-old boy, Jack, trapped in a room with his Ma, by captor, Old Nick. 642 more words

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Review: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty’s smart and steady adult contemporary best-seller, The Husband’s Secret, entertains and disturbs by portraying and connecting people in the story in ways that make the reader question how relationships, secrets, and choices define its characters and people in real life. 544 more words

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Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane relates the reflections of the unnamed narrator’s past through a colorful and entertaining world of fantasy and fairytales to communicate important concepts about a person’s transition from childhood to adulthood and the differences in thought processes and perceptions of children and adults. 559 more words

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