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The Door

Set in mid-20th century Hungary, The Door revolves around the unlikely relationship of two women —Magda, the writer, and Emerence, the housekeeper.

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M Reviews: Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion, Helen MacInnes’s 1941 spy novel, tells the story of Richard Myles, an Oxford professor, and his wife Frances, who have been asked by an old friend to carry out a secret mission during their annual European holiday. Their job is to locate an English agent and find out whether or not he has […]

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Set in the fictional town of Macondo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the lives of five generations of the Buendia family.

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Butler’s Speculative Fiction sounds scarily familiar…

In Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, she explores a collapsed society due to climate change, corporate greed, and wealth inequality.

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The Friend, Meditation on Writing and Life

Sigrid Nunez’ The Friend is a meditation on writing and life.

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Portrait of an Iconoclast

In Jasmin Darznik’s Song of a Captive Bird, she explores the life of Forugh Farrokzhad, one of the great Iranian poets of the 20th century.

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Escape From Syria: A Graphic Novel with a Powerful Message

A graphic novel that recounts the experiences of Syrians who were forced to leave their home during the Syrian Civil War in 2013.

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The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer offers an interesting critique of the Vietnam War’s aftermath, holding both the American and the Vietnamese people responsible.

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Another Look at the Shining

The Shining is as efficacious as a psychological thriller as it is a horror story. It is dark, creepy, and atmospheric–a true macabre. It follows the story of the Torrance’s family and their experiences at the Overlook Hotel. Themes such as madness, darkness, goodness, and innocence are eminent throughout the book.

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My Cat Yugoslavia

‘My Cat Yugoslavia’ is a beautiful allegorical tale of immigrants living on the fringes of society, not knowing where they fit and what will become of them.

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The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant explores the question of whether everlasting love exists.

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What My Body Remembers

Agnete Friis’ first solo novel explores how traumatic experiences can affect a person.