Monthly Archives: May 2016

Elizabeth Strout || My Name is Lucy Barton

In a mere 140 pages Elizabeth Strout introduces us to Lucy Barton: the poverty of her youth, her upbringingĀ bordering on abuse and neglect, her struggle to fit into middle class society, her troubled relationship with her parents and her love … Continue reading

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Sara Novic || Girl at War

Girl at War is the story of a young girl whose family gets trapped in the wars in former Yugoslavia. Ana is Croatian and has spent her first year in relatively carefree. Living in Zagreb, spending summers at the coast. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth McKenzie || The Portable Veblen

  I’ll come clean straight away: I do not get The Portable Veblen. I have no clue whatever McKenzie intends to achieve with her novel. Is it a comedy? Is it an assault against ruthless money-minded multinationals? Or is it … Continue reading

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Julia Rochester ||The House at the Edge of the World

On a beautiful sunny Ascension Day I thoroughly enjoyed The House at the Edge of the World. One might conclude that being able to read the novel in one single could say something about its quality. As far as I … Continue reading

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Attica Locke || Black Water Rising / Pleasantville

  Attica Locke was nominated twice for the Bailey’s (previously Orange) Prize for Fiction. As creativity appears to be a key element in the history of the prize I am not surprised two detectives, literary detectives to be more precise, … Continue reading

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