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Slanting of the Sun is a beautiful collection of short stories by the author of December and A Spinning Heart (which I loved!) Perfect for anyone that loves a good Irish writer and one that knows the human heart so well!
Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my favorite writers! I love her insightful descriptions of the immigrant experience. While this is a work of non-fiction and a memoir, she still does not disappoint. Having been to Italy and having a love for foreign languages and the intensity of learning one, I really admired her determination and courage.
This perfect little, best-selling paperback kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end! It was so insightful to so many important topics: the pressure to do well in school and achieve, race, gender, bullying and family and what it means to you, A great choice for a book club pick!
If you loved the film, A Beautiful Mind, you will love this book! It digs deep inside the mind of a math prodigy as well as his work, family and social interactions. The characters are well formed and memorable and there are many times when I could not put it down. Original and worth the read!
This author reminds me of Jhumpa Lahiri but has his own original voice. I loved this tale of a group of immigrants that come to England for various reasons, their incredible pasts and struggles and their courage and determination to make a go of their lives for the ones they love.
This is my new, very favorite book of the year! I have picked it for the book club I am hosting next month and cannot wait to discuss it with all my friends! It is sweet and funny and sad and just plain lovely. I love a writer that can bring wit and empathy to the most seemingly unlovable of characters. It reminds us that there is always a story behind the story and we should treat others with compassion before we are quick to judge.
Another book club pick that I enjoyed immensely! This novel was part memoir, part nature book, part history lesson and partially an insight into personal grief and all its stages. I knew nothing about Goshawks and feel like I will now look at the natural world a little differently. She is an incredible writer and has a gift for telling a story - her story - and making you want to read on.