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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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November 14, 2016

When I don’t have my nose buried in a book, I pay the bills by teaching. I find books about teacher-student relationships particularly disturbing. Nevertheless, I was hooked by the opening lines of this novel by Caroline Leavitt, whose other bestsellers, Pictures of Yo...

February 3, 2016

If your family was invited to adopt a chimpanzee, and treat him as a child or sibling, would you do it? In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s startling debut novel, the Freeman family do just that: they move into a Chimpanzee research institute on the “white side of town” and adopt C...

January 17, 2016

A novel set in Hong Kong, about the lives of three expatriate women, will most likely attract readers because of its exoticism. However, for someone who actually is an expat in East Asia that’s ordinary life, so I was eager to see if it lived up to the reality of my ex...

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