5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”
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5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. We find ourselves in weird times. Many of us have lost jobs. Others are trying to work from home while trying to look after children and family. Uncertainty is common place and … Continue reading

Repeating Lies Until They are True: a review of “Strange Magic” by Syd Moore
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Repeating Lies Until They are True: a review of “Strange Magic” by Syd Moore


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Strange Magic by Syd Moore is a great escapist read if you are looking for something light in these overwhelming times. I picked up this copy in Zurich, and I was drawn … Continue reading

"Paris Savages" Review: how do we write about uncomfortable history?
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"Paris Savages" Review: how do we write about uncomfortable history?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked up a copy of Paris Savages when I was in Hobart, Tasmania this February. Thinking about how easy it was to fly there and how care-free we were is a … Continue reading

“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration
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“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration


Brenna Dimmig’s poetry collection Sanctuary Somewhere is centred on undocumented immigration experiences in the U.S. Her two main characters, Osmel and Leslie experience the U.S. differently based on their immigration statuses. Despite being siblings, Leslie is legal because she is born in the U.S. but her brother, Osmel, and her mother are undocumented. The fear … Continue reading

A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction
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A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought this book in the first few months after arriving in Switzerland at the giant English bookshop, that used to be located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. I was so intrigued … Continue reading

“Twelve Unending Summers”: the importance of immigrant stories
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“Twelve Unending Summers”: the importance of immigrant stories


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When I first got this book, the controversy that surrounds the novel American Dirt and immigrant stories had not yet come to the surface. Yet, the conflict surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel is … Continue reading

Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”
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Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. That’s money, the substance that makes the world real. There’s something so corrupt and sexy about it. Sally Rooney’s novel, Normal People, follows the lives of Connell and Marianne, two high school … Continue reading

A review of “My Friend Anna”: the seduction of money
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A review of “My Friend Anna”: the seduction of money


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. My Friend Anna has been one of the most unsettling memoirs that I have read recently. It made me think not only about friendships and close personal relationships, but also how money … Continue reading