Book Review: The Reader on the 6.27

Author: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, translated by Ros Schwartz Published: 2014 Pages: 194 Genre: Literary fiction, Romance My Rating: 5/5 Summary: “Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book-pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud to … Continue reading Book Review: The Reader on the 6.27

Book Review: Confessions of a Virgin Bride

By Akansha Author: Khushwant Singh Published: 7 June 2018 Genre : Non fiction, Indian Culture, Biography Pages: 101 My Review:   “A woman’s purity doesn’t lie in her vagina, but in her heart”. During a business or a research meeting the author comes across a gynaecologist Dr. Raghunandini Mehta, who wanted his services to take her business to next level, and to … Continue reading Book Review: Confessions of a Virgin Bride

Book Review: Birdsong

Author: Sebastian Faulks Genre:Historical Fiction Published: 1993 Pages: 503 My Rating: ***3/5 Summary: "A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is the story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with Azaire family,and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the … Continue reading Book Review: Birdsong

Book Review: The Palace of Illusions

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Genre: Mythological fiction. Published: 2008 Pages: 360 My Rating: 5/5 Summary:     “Be taken back to a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical…” “Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of five Pandava brothers, The Palace of Illusions finally gives a woman’s take on the timeless tale that is Mahabharata. Tracing … Continue reading Book Review: The Palace of Illusions

Book Review: Home and the World (Ghare Baire)

Author: Rabindranath Tagore Genre: Autobiographical fiction Published: 1916(in Bengali), 1919(in English). Edition: Penguin Modern Classics, Published 2005. Pages: 216 My Rating: ****4/5 Summary:  “Set against the backdrop of the partitionof Bengal by the British in 1905, Home and the World is the story of a young zamindar Nikhilesh, his educated and sensitive wife Bimala, and … Continue reading Book Review: Home and the World (Ghare Baire)