Title: A Place For Us Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Genre: Fiction, Contemporary , Family Ratings: It has been a while that a book moved me to tears. After finishing this book last night, I stared at the ceiling with a sheen in my eyes for several minutes. Lately I have read so many books on... Continue Reading →
I had been on a reading sabbatical since my daughter's birth, progress was pretty slow with small kids in the house. Reading exclusively was a luxury I simply could not fit into my unpredictable routine. Last year saw some progress as the youngest started playgroup; there were several hours of commute and waiting outside offices... Continue Reading →
Title: Saints and Charlatans Author: Sarim Baig Genre: Short-stories, Fiction, Contemporary Ratings: This is Sarim Baig's debut narrative. It is a collection of short stories that are set in contemporary Punjab in the neighborhood of Rampura where the majority of settlers are from the village of Suratwalla. As someone who grew up in a small town, the... Continue Reading →
With Brexit, wars in the Middle East, Trump putting restrictions on specific countries and millions of people getting displaced. The subject matter, that is immigration of persons from war-torn countries is the most relevant today. This book was very powerful. It will stay with me for a very long time and I will never look at immigration the same way, that in my opinion is the number one accomplishment of this book.
The water inlet from the nearby river is a source of entertainment and an integral part of the town. But the water has an ugly history of women falling to their deaths from the cliff above into the "Drowning Pool"- the more accepted name . The latest death is that of Nel Abbot, a mother to a teenager who was documenting the strange deaths of women that had occurred at the Drowning Pools.
Title: My Not So Perfect Life Author: Sopie Kinsella Genre: Contemporary Romance,Humor, Chic-Lit Ratings: Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chic-lit authors. This is her most recent book and it was a very enjoyable read. She has a knack of setting up very realistic and humorous situations for her characters. The main theme of... Continue Reading →