Take My Hand is the story of a young African-American nurse who finds herself administering trial sterilization shots to young African-American girls.
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina is a novel about a Tartar widow who has been exiled to Siberiawinner of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award & other Russian book awards
Four scientist invented time travel in 1967, however one of them suffers a breakdown and the other three exile her fearing she would jeopardize the project.
There are many details about the book which are fascinating, the Bolshoi Ballet, the tryouts, dancing, the life of a ballerina, life in post WWII Russia
This isn’t a great work of fiction, the adjectives are numerous and sprinkled around generously – but it’s a fun, cheesy and quick read, albeit corny
Set during the 1960’s, when the civil rights movement was gaining speed and atrocities went unnoticed, the book’s existence could provide life threatening