Book Review: Exit West by Moshin Hamid

A deeply profound and unique story Exit West by Mohsin Hamid examines the transitory nature of life and how that applies particularly to those forced to choose between the known reality of turmoil at home and the unknown potential abroad. ...but that is the way of things, with cities as with life, for one moment we are … Continue reading Book Review: Exit West by Moshin Hamid

Book Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Émile looked out over the city, at the river way below, strapped down by its bridges and edged with bright green like verdant lace around a wrist. It was for this the tower was being built, to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, to gift the idea of the city to the people of … Continue reading Book Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Book Review: The Ballroom by Anna Hope

They’ll send you to Sharston, and you’ll never come out. Was she mad, then, for breaking a window? Mad for kicking and biting those men? Was that all it took? Set in Yorkshire in 1911 The Ballroom by Anna Hope uses a forbidden romance to examine the controversial history of mental asylums, the ease with which … Continue reading Book Review: The Ballroom by Anna Hope

Book Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

How much has changed on the romantic front since Jane Austen first published Pride and Prejudice? Curtis Sittenfeld attemps to show us in her modern retelling Eligible. We meet the Bennett family at their dilapidated estate in Cincinnati, Ohio where three of the five unmarried Bennet sisters still reside. Kitty and Lydia are young, carefree … Continue reading Book Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld