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Book Review: The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

An enchanting tale of the East and West and the woman who traversed them, written in post-modern magic realism. Read More »

Book Review: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

A mélange of a travel guide, renovation guide, and cookbook rolled into one that wilted in the heat of reading. Read More »

Book Review: Gai-Jin by James Clavell

A highly entertaining mammoth historical novel about the birth of modern Japan, complete with intrigue, espionage, and sex. Read More »

Book Review: The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien

The third part of an epic fantasy trilogy that captivated most readers worldwide, but unfortunately, not me. Read More »

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Everyone should read this novel about a dystopian society: it's a warning for all who don't think for themselves. Read More »

Book Review: The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

A sensual tale of Hassan, a storyteller in Marrakesh, and two foreigners who disappeared yet everyone seems to have seen. Read More »

Book Review: The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

A mountain of a book that is definitely one of the best examples of German literature. Read More »

Book Review: How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu

An immigration-themed novel with parallel storylines left me confused and thinking it was yet another negative immigration-themed novel. Read More »