Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin


Love in Exile is inspired by the Author’s own forbearers. An intergenerational story set in the sunset years of the Ottoman Empire. Beautifully brings to the fore the conflicts of tradition and modernity unable to negotiate the chasm between idealism and reality. This book is a brilliant kaleidoscope of an evolving Turkish society. The book … Continue reading Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin

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Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


Jeanette Walls , a successful gossip columnist recounts her dysfunctional family life and childhood in this book . Her memory of her childhood is detailed and extensive .Typically as memoirs go , they are capable of evoking either a deep sense of respect /empathy or a sense of disappointment. When I finished reading this book … Continue reading Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A masterpiece by Markus Zusak . A historical fiction written with such a lot of heart that its difficult to stay unmoved . I absolutely loved it . It’s not a book that should be read in a single night, though it can be . It’s to be read slowly, savoured to say . The … Continue reading Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr


I had picked up this book from the Kindle Unlimited Lineup expecting to read about Palestine and it did live upto those expectations. The Three daughters is a chronicle of 3 generations of Palestinian Christian women. Of how their lives are inextricably linked together by secrets that the other is unaware of. The book is … Continue reading Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr

Book Review-Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


Exit west is a novel drawn from our contemporary world of war ,displacement and refugee life . How war strips away the last vestiges of normalcy and familiarity of life . It is the story of 2 young individuals who are just beginning their lives . Their country is in the midst of a turmoil … Continue reading Book Review-Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin


Wars have always ripped asunder the lives of the common people .Most wars in history are an outcome of the wanton ambitions of a few , strange delusions of many  and the helplessness of the majority .The West remained a disinterested witness to the conflict of the Balkans ( the Kosovo Crisis , The Seige … Continue reading Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin

Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj


The Blue Moon day is a book that forces the reader to slow down and introspect. Once in a while , one reads books and know exactly what is going in the mind of the protagonist because you have been there , at the exact same point in life . Facing those very questions, the … Continue reading Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj

Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks


I chanced upon this book while randomly browsing through an article in Forbes which listed the favorite books of certain Business leaders  . This one was on Indra Nooyi’s list  . What she said about the book was intriguing and that ‘s what compelled me to pick up this book It’s a very , very … Continue reading Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks

Book Review – Remains of the Day


Remains of the day , a beautifully written “English” book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Steeped in Old-world Britain, the book takes you back to the era of stiff-mannered butlers with very strict codes of what was acceptable and proper .The notions of acceptability and propriety are held aloft not only for the butlers but also for … Continue reading Book Review – Remains of the Day

Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


After a very long time I read a book that affected me in such profound fashion . It’s a beautiful book . The subject is an engrossing tale of 4 generations of Korean immigrants in Japan . The title is an apt metaphor for the lives of the characters . The book is about how … Continue reading Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee