book review · historical fiction

Book Review: Conventions: The Garden at Paris by R. J. Nello

After U.S independence, twenty- one year old Robert travels to Europe to expand family business. The warm reception from pre- war associates of his father in France and England, draws Robert into life in France and in England. The unexpected onset of revolution in France challenges young American and brings experience that he had never… Continue reading Book Review: Conventions: The Garden at Paris by R. J. Nello

Africa · fiction · historical fiction · war

Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed inspired by the experiences of her own family, offers outstanding and ambitious book about war and its effects on people. 1988 Somalia faces the civil war that dehumanizes the whole nation. Through the eyes of three women, we come to know what violence and cruelty do to the people. Three women meet at… Continue reading Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

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Far to go by Alison Pick. It is all about survival

Discrimination and attacks reach Jews in Czechoslovakia. Bauers, an affluent Jewish family, realize that the only way to survive is to flee the country. Unfortunately, it is too late for Pavel and Anneliese to escape. Still, their six year-old son Pepik has a chance to get on Kindertransport to go to the United Kingdom, where… Continue reading Far to go by Alison Pick. It is all about survival

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Purge by Sofi Oksanen. An outstanding novel!

Without any shadow of doubt, Purge by Sofi Oksanen is an extraordinary ambitious work that deserves to be given the highest consideration. In very sophisticated manner, the author combined complicated family issues with difficult political history of Estonia. The novel is set is 1992. Aliide Truu, is an elderly widow who lives in countryside in… Continue reading Purge by Sofi Oksanen. An outstanding novel!