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Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

"Everything in the world had a story. He had a story too. He would write his story one day, and write about the mermaid" Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Pages: 187 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a… Continue reading Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

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Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

"Fresh starts were good; that separateness was where you could feel yourself, where you could learn who you were apart from everyone else." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 245 Published: August 4, 2020 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection… Continue reading Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

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Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

"...but youth and fitness don't count for everything, often not even for anything." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 352 Published: May 15, 2018 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone… Continue reading Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

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Review: Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

"His blindness took away his confidence so that he did not trust the thoughts in his mind." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 233 Published: November 30, 2000 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis History and fiction merge seamlessly in Tracy Chevalier's luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world… Continue reading Review: Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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Review: Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

"My life was like a dusty shelf in an old bookstore, where every volume was exactly where it had been for ages, the only discernible change being that my body has aged another ten years." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 448 Published: July 11, 2019 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Challenging every preconception about storytelling and… Continue reading Review: Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

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Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

"Many lives and many selves might exist, but that doesn't render each variation false." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 473 Published: May 31, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the… Continue reading Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

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Review: Essays In Love by Alain De Botton

"Love reveals its insanity by its refusal to acknowledge the inherent normality of the loved one." Genre: Fiction, Romance Pages: 249 Published: November 1993 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Charting the progress of an affair, from first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to anxiety, this is a wholly modern attempt to… Continue reading Review: Essays In Love by Alain De Botton

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Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

"I thought, how true it is that ugly people have hope while pretty people have expectation. I'd never seen the use of beauty myself. Nothing but a lucky arrangement of meat and bone." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 384 Published: April 4th, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis All of London is abuzz with the scandalous… Continue reading Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

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Review: Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

"If you wanted to be mean, you would say that Iman was Salma's sidekick. If you wanted to be nice you would say she was like a devoted, much younger sister." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 290 Published: March 7, 2019 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis When Salma, Moni, and Iman--friends and active members of their… Continue reading Review: Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

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Review: Equipoise Edited by Makena Onjerika

"You see, taxi drivers are, of necessity, devious and wicked people. If you're trying to get high, get laid, or just get into some sort of mischief, they know where the action's at." Genres: Fiction, Short Stories Pages: 154 Published: 2020 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Description Ten new stories from Kenya. Herein are to be found… Continue reading Review: Equipoise Edited by Makena Onjerika