Monthly Archives: August 2014

Deborah Kay Davies || Reasons She Goes to the Wood

Reasons She Goes to the Woods is disconcerting. Its main character Pearl is just not a nice girl, that is to say, she might be downright evil. It is very clear that she is strongminded but has no idea about … Continue reading

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Emma Healey || Elizabeth is Missing

What shall I say? I felt for Maud Horsham and her daughter Helen. Maud buying peaches every day because she simply cannot remember having bought them before. All over the house papers are pasted on walls and doors to help … Continue reading

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Anna Quindlen || Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Photographer Rebecca is forced to switch her beautiful New York apartment for a rambling cottage somewhere in a dense forest near a small town (at a two hour drive of New York though). Lack of money and a dwindling career … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Strout || The Burgess Boys

Elegant en refined, that came into my mind after having read The Burgess Boys. Strout subtly puts her finger on the hypocrisy in society and shows what effect unexpected events can have on life. Jim, Bob and Zach are the … Continue reading

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Caitlin Moran || How to Build a Girl

After having read How to Build a Girl I found out that I missed out an Caitlin Moran. I apparently missed How to be a Woman and therefore started reading How to Build a Girl without any expectation. I was … Continue reading

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Karen Joy Fowler || We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

An overzealous librarian gave away the surprise in Fowler’s book. Since it is almost impossible to write something about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves without giving away the true nature of Fern I am afraid that I also will … Continue reading

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