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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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Stay With Me

Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel Stay With Me tells the story of a couple who attempt to rise beyond the traditional attitudes of the Nigerian culture.

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Reflections

An Appreciation of Reading

A simple answer to the question, “Why do I love to read?”

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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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The Little Paris Bookshop

A story that explores love, forgiveness, and letting go.

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Kindred

Octavia Butler’s Kindred illustrates the complexities and nuances of slavery and the racial attitudes of the time.

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Blood On Snow

A story about a cold-blooded killer who demonstrates that one’s ability to love has no boundaries.

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Men Without Women

In Haruki Murakami’s collection of seven short stories, Men Without Women, he explores the correlative parallel aspect of love and loneliness through the lives of seven men.