Monthly Archives: July 2016

Anne Tyler || Vinegar Girl

Anne Tyler || Vinegar Girl Anne Tyler is the author who almost clinically writes about family matters showing her edgy side whenever necessary. Since I like her style of writing I was looking forward to her retelling of The Taming … Continue reading

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Julia Heaberlin || Black-Eyed Susans

Some 15 years ago the bodies of four young girls were¬†found in a field, covered in Black-Eyed Susans. One of them, Tessa, turns out to be still alive, The murderer has been found and convicted, he will be sentenced to … Continue reading

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Tessa Hadley ||The Past

Sometimes you’re reading and you’re thinking ‘been there done that’. The Past is one of those novels. In it four siblings spend a last summer in their grandparents’ house in the archetypical British countryside. Their personalities and their mutual relationships … Continue reading

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David Vann || Caribou Island

Spoiler alert! Channels like Discovery make out the inhabitants of Alaska to be real pioneers: people who leave the crowded civilized world and build a new life in the wilderness with their own bare hands, being attacked by bears and … Continue reading

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Howard Jacobson || Shylock Is My Name

This was my third and final Jacobson. I know that some people appreciate his sense of fun and laugh their heads off reading his novels, I am not one of those people. Shylock Is My Name did not make me … Continue reading

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