Book Review # 105: Middlemarch

Book Specs Author: George Eliot Publisher: Everyman Publishing Date: 1997 Number of Pages:  747 Genre: Novel, Bildungsroman, Realism, Classic Synopsis Subtitled ‘A Study of Provincial Life’, George Eliot’s greatest novel is a tale of many marriages centering on the town of Middlemarch. A complex web, Middlemarch society is woven of myriad lives: the ardent idealist Dorothea […]

Book Review # 104: The Fountainhead

Book Specs Author: Ayn Rand Publisher: Signet Book Publishing Date: 1943 Number of Pages: 687 pages Genre: Romance, Philosophical Synopsis This is the story of an intransigent young architect, of his violent battle against the world’s standards and conventions and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who loved him passionately yet struggled to […]

Book Review # 103: The House of Broken Angels

Book Specs Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Publisher: Little Brown and Company Publishing Date: March 2018 Number of Pages: 326 pages Genre: Domestic Fiction, Hispanic Fiction Synopsis In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But […]

Book Review # 102: The Catcher in the Rye

Book Specs Author: J.D. Salinger Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publishing Date: May 1991 Number of Pages:  214 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Literary Realism Synopsis The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep […]

Book Review # 101: Mrs. Dalloway

Book Specs Author: Virginia Woolf Publisher: Harcourt Inc. Publishing Date: 1925 Number of Pages:  194 pages Genre: Modernism, Fiction Synopsis Mrs. Dalloway is the portrait of a single day in a woman’s life. Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation – fresh flower shopping, new dress buying, and festive room decorating. […]