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  • Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo (2019)

    May 2, 2021 by

    My rating: 4/5 stars. Lefteri’s novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo offers great depth to the refugee story that is generally not achieved in the media. It is the story of how, although many rich and fulfilled lives are brought to an end by war, those physically surviving have the added struggle of finding a way… Read more

  • Sally Rooney, Normal People (2018)

    April 18, 2021 by

    My rating: 5/5 stars. Normal People is an intense, real and honest portrayal of the undulating relationship between Connell and Marianne. The characters are drawn towards one another in this novel’s universe: each of them is disadvantaged but also privileged in their own way and they are the antidote to one another’s difficulties in life.… Read more

  • Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy (1993)

    December 6, 2020 by

    My rating: 5/5 stars. A Suitable Boy takes the reader on a voyage to early 1950s India and focuses on four families that are joined together by marriage and lifelong friendship. The novel also encompasses the buzzing political activity and religious tension that surrounds the characters. The story begins four years after the violent and… Read more

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