“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

Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”
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Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. After living in Switzerland for six years, I have been thinking a lot about loneliness and what it means for us humans. I have been thinking about whether loneliness is ever good … Continue reading

“Queenie”: a review of Candice Carty-Williams’ novel about female mental health
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“Queenie”: a review of Candice Carty-Williams’ novel about female mental health


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. NOTE: discussions about mental health and miscarriage Candice Carty-Williams’ novel Queenie is set in a London that is very different from other novels I have read set there. It is set in … Continue reading

“The Unwinding of the Miracle”: a memoir for anyone who has been touched by cancer
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“The Unwinding of the Miracle”: a memoir for anyone who has been touched by cancer


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. NOTE: Contains discussions about terminal illness. This is the memoir of the year for me. I know it is a bold statement to make considering it is only March and there are … Continue reading

Being Muslim in America: a review of Ayser Salman’s memoir “The Wrong End of the Table”
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Being Muslim in America: a review of Ayser Salman’s memoir “The Wrong End of the Table”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Ayser Salman’s memoir The Wrong End of the Table is a story of awkward childhood-teen antics and trying to figure out who you are when you have so many different cultures pulling … Continue reading

Asian Invisibility In Western Literature: a review of Ann Y. K. Choi’s “Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety”
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Asian Invisibility In Western Literature: a review of Ann Y. K. Choi’s “Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am going to cut to the chase on this review. Like the title suggests, there is a problem with the way that Asian literature is represented, or to be more precise … Continue reading

Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”
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Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. “We murder who we were so we can rebirth ourselves in the image of our dreams.” (29) This is, for me, the most powerful sentence in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine. In this one … Continue reading