She loved him even before the moment she first saw him. A child, infatuated with the mere idea of the handsome and well-educated young writer living next-door. Hours on end, she would look through the keyhole or stand beneath his windows, struggling to get a glimpse of the world that was his. Somehow, she thought, […]
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1920, Berlin. A young woman jumps into a canal, only to be saved by a passing police-man. Her body bears the marks of violence. After a brief stint at a local asylum and months and months of refusals to reveal her true identity, the troubled young woman begins to claim she is, in fact, the […]
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The Opposite of Loneliness… Some books are like a diary. Every page is a little intrusion into the live of the author, that bares his soul before you, and thus – in some inexplicable way – touches your own. This is what this book felt like, and here’s a short review – from a closet […]
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Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… and the Outlander book fandom goes: Well, no…. not 84 years, but some of the most loyal fans of Diana Gabaldon’s masterpiece have been waiting for this moment for almost as much time as I walk this earth. The fandom has always been that strong – before […]
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Parental love, loss, helplessness and broken childhoods… The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline follows the story of Molly, a troubled teenager of American Indian descent, who, by the age of 17 has lived in a string of foster homes. One day, after Molly gets caught stealing Jane Eyre from the local library, her paths cross […]
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They were running when they heard the shots, my mum said. Some sort of PE class outside of school. Chisinau city workers were shooting stray dogs with rifles, in the open, in daylight and in front of children. That was in the 1970s, sadly, over 40 years on when it comes to stray dogs on the streets […]
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