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Historical Fiction

New York 1609 – Harald Johnson

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December 6, 2018

Discovery

New York 1609: A Historical Novel (Omnibus Edition) is a collection of 4 novellas, each covering the following 4 time periods i) 1609 ii) 1612-13 iii) 1625-26 iv) 1640-44, and…

Crime Mystery

The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter – Linda Lo Scuro

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December 4, 2018

Vendetta

The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter is an engrossing novel with menace accompanying every character, as we weave through a story of lives precariously entwined with the Mafia. There is a simmering…

Literary Fiction

Happiness – Aminatta Forna

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November 13, 2018

Adaptability

Aminatta Forna doesn’t just write stories to captivate us for a few hours, she challenges us to think about our homogeneity with the world and how we share this…

Literary Fiction

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

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October 27, 2018

Perseverance

Mohsin Hamid has written a poignant, thought-provoking love story amidst the worldwide turmoil of conflict, disharmony and its horrendous consequences of displacement. These two themes are dealt with in a…

Literary Fiction

Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

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September 19, 2018

Transformation

This is the first epic instalment of the IBIS Trilogy. The story starts in 1838 on the eve of the first opium wars. Deeti is the initial character introduced…