Elsa and her husband Paul enjoy comfortable life in Mussolini’s Fascist Italy. When they purchase the Pensione Alexandra in Naples, their life changes. They host guests from different countries. Many of the visitors remain family friends. Almost all guests have been impacted by actions of Nazi Germany. Idyllic life in Naples drastically changes for Elsa… Continue reading Book Review: One More Moon by Ralph Webster
Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with us what inspired him to write his father’s memoir. Enjoy reading! This winter Ralph has met… Continue reading Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other
On 29.11.2016 I attended a seminar “America after the Elections” organized by Department of Political Science and International Relations at Izmir Economic University. The department hosted Mr. Phillip Kosnett, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Ankara. Mr. Kosnett focused mainly on what recent elections mean for democracy and he expressed his opinion about the… Continue reading What is wrong with the news media?
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
Berlin 1989. The Soviet Union economy is bankrupt and the only hope is financial aid from the West German Bank. The Stasi corrupted members still try to benefit from their positions. One of the high rank party’s members does the right thing though, and sends two young spies to Stasi Headquarters to reveal financial fraud.… Continue reading The Helsinki Pact by Alex Cugia
Revenants: The Odyssey Home is set in 1970s in USA. Betsy goes through tough time after her elder brother, Nathan, dies in Vietnam War. She becomes volunteer at hospital where war survivors get their treatment. At the upper floor she discovers mysterious patient. His face is deformed, and he cannot walk and speak. However, he… Continue reading Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman
After long holidays I am coming back to my book blog. One of my destinations this year was Johannesburg in South Africa. It was an amazing trip! I have never learnt so much about history and politics during such a short period of time! Unfortunately, I brought only three books from Johannesburg. The schedule was… Continue reading Mini book haul from Johannesburg