When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Book Review

Clara behaves differently; something happened last summer, which is hard for her to recall, or I might say she refuses to. Even her best friend Gaynah ridicule her for not remembering what happened. But with the arrival of the new girl Rudy in their village, her friendships nurture, and so her equation with her uncle … Continue reading When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Book Review

Three-Fifths by John Vercher: Book Review

Three-Fifths is an engaging thriller with sophisticated characters, well blended with general fiction, crime, and present time issues. It explores identity, racism, and class stereotypes. It’ll make one ponder on the effect of racism on families, and the appearance of identities. Bobby, a twenty-two-year-old biracial man, is hiding his identity since his childhood, for the … Continue reading Three-Fifths by John Vercher: Book Review

Hijab by Guruprasad Kaginele: Book Review

Kaginele’s book is a powerful narrative exploring identity, immigration, cultures, and nationalities. It was first published in Kannada in 2017 and was awarded Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award 2017. It’s a book impelling you to look at the migration issues and their racial truth through the view of a doctor; the state of the medical profession … Continue reading Hijab by Guruprasad Kaginele: Book Review

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey: Book Review

Saving Missy is a pleasing story of a 79-year-old Millicent Carmichael, or Missy, who lives alone in her big owned house without her husband and children, her son Alistair and grandson Arthur had shifted to Australia and her daughter Melanie to Cambridge. She lives her isolated life, remembering her children and husband until she tripped … Continue reading Saving Missy by Beth Morrey: Book Review

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: Book Review

I’ve finally completed this magnificent standalone fantasy of over eight hundred pages after reading it for over a month. The book is so captivating that I was hardly reading anything alongside it. Well, I had finished it five days back but was contemplating on how to put down my appreciation for this big book in … Continue reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: Book Review