Book Review # 68: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Book Specs Author: Zora Neale Hurston Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Publishing Date: 2006, first edition published on September 18, 1937  Number of Pages: 193 Genre: African-American Fiction, Classical Fiction, Classics Synopsis One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring […]

Book Review # 67: The Glass Palace

Book Specs Author: Amitav Ghosh Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Publishing Date: 2001 Number of Pages: 547 pages Genre: Historical, Romance Synopsis An extraordinary epic, THE GLASS PALACE is a masterful novel of love, war and family and presents us with a band of memorable characters, spread across Burma, Malaya and India, and across three generations […]

Book Review # 66: A Monster Calls

Book Specs Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Candlewick Press Publishing Date: 2013 Number of Pages: 205 pages Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Literature Synopsis The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting, the one from the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her […]

Book Review # 65: Tender is the Night

Book Specs Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited Publishing Date: 2016 Number of Pages: 302 Genre: Romance, Classic Synopsis “The French Riviera of the mid-1920s is the new playground for rich Americans, among them elegant heiress Nicole Warren and her husband, ambitious psychiatrist Dick Diver. The Divers’ renowned hospitality brings celebrities and socialites […]

Book Review # 63: Thirteen Reasons Why

Book Specs Author: Jay Asher Publisher: Razorbill Publishing Date: 2007 Number of Pages: 288 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Synopsis “You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret…… is to press play. Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is […]

Book Review # 62: The New York Trilogy

Book Specs Author: Paul Auster Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 1990 Number of Pages: 371 Genre: Short Stories, Detective Fiction, Postmodern, Mystery Fiction Synopsis “CITY OF GLASS As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case ore puzzling than […]

Book Review # 59: The Boat People

Book Specs Author: Sharon Bala Publisher: Doubleday Publishing Date: 2018 Number of Pages: 332 Genre: Asian Fiction, Political Fiction Synopsis When the rusty cargo ship carrying five hundred refugees from Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war reaches Vancouver Island’s shores, Mahindan thinks he and his six-year-old son. Sellian, can finally start a new life. Instead, Sellian is […]

Book Review # 56: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Book Specs Author: Susanna Clarke Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publishing Date: 2009 Number of Pages: 1006 pages Genre: Historical, Alternate History, Fantasy, English Fiction Synopsis It is 1806, the Napoleonic Wars are raging, and most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England – until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and […]