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Book Review: Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva

About: Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva is the eighth in the Gabriel Allon series. Even though there are numerous references to the previous books, I thought this novel was still a good read and could be read independently. 352 pages Publisher: Signet Language: English ISBN-10: 0451227387 My rating for Moscow Rules – 4 Buy this […]

Book Review: Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Benjamin Constable

Tomomi “But­ter­fly” Ishikawa com­mit­ted sui­cide but left her best friend, Ben­jamin Con­sta­ble, a trail of clues which lead him from Paris to New York and back – the cities she called “home”. Ben is search­ing for jour­nals and notes left specif­i­cally for him.

Book Review: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Article orignially published as Book Review: Big Brother – by Lionel Shriver on Blogcritics.org About: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver is a fictional book from this acclaimed author. Ms. Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her acclaimed novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book […]

Book Review: Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice by Marjorie Shaffer

Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice by Marjorie Shaffer is a non-fiction book tracing history through the trade of black pepper. Ms. Shaffer is a business reporter and science writer.

Book Review: The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor

About: The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor is a novel which introduces the reader to Yael Azoulay, a high-level UN staffer. The book is marketed as being the first in a trilogy by Mr. LeBor who is, by trade, an author and journalist. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter […]

Book Review: Seduction by M.J. Rose

About: Seduction by M.J. Rose is another novel in the Reincarnationist series. This is the fifth book in the series and deals with past lives as do the other books. 384 pages Publisher: Atria Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1451621507 My Rating for Seduction – 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* More books […]

Book Review: Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende is a fictional novel and a coming of age story. Ms. Allende is an award winning, internationally famous, Chilean writer.

Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

About: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is the long awaited novel by this bestselling author. Mr. Hoseini’s previous novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, sold more than 38 million books. 416 pages Publisher: Riverhead Sold by: Penguin Publishing Language: English My rat­ing for And the Mountains Echoed — 4 Buy this […]

Book Review: Zorro by Isabel Allende

About: Zorro by Isabelle Allende is a novel which retells the story of the legendary hero. Ms. Allende is one of the most prominent authors in the world and this book is very different from the ones she is known for. 400 pages Publisher: Harper Language: English ISBN-10: 0060778970 My rating for Zorro – 4 […]

Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is a novel taking place in New York, 1899. The story weaves two mythical creature from two different cultures to create a different kind of story altogether.

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